Abortion doctor’s family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death: reports

The remains of more than 2,200 unborn children have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor who died earlier this month, according to reports.

Source: Abortion doctor’s family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death: reports

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Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing its guidance to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market. Vaping companies like Juul have been criticized for hooking children on e-cigarettes with their fruity flavors like mango and creme. The surge in underaged vaping, which U.S. health officials have labeled as an “epidemic,” is one of the reasons why they plan to ban them — at least until the FDA can thoroughly review their safety, Azar said after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on the issue.

Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis : Shots – Health News : NPR

Nearly three dozen of those cases are in New York state, and investigators there say they are now zeroing in on vitamin E as a possible culprit. Health officials say state lab tests detected high levels of vitamin E in cartridges of cannabis vaping products used by people who vaped and suffered serious lung damage.

“At least one vitamin E acetate containing vape product has been linked to each patient who submitted a product for testing,” according to a statement from the New York State Department of Health.

Source: Vitamin E Suspected In Serious Lung Problems Among People Who Vaped Cannabis : Shots – Health News : NPR

DHS vaping investigation: Majority of patients cite THC products

WISCONSIN (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says an investigation of lung disease among people who reported vaping shows a majority of the patients claim they inhaled THC products.

Officials say 89 percent of the 27 cases investigated show patients reported inhaling THC products such as waves and oils via e-cigarettes or other vaping devices.

DHS says they continue to investigate all possible causes and say the connection to THC products is based on interviews with cases. They add the agency is working with the FDA to determine the contents of used vaping products.

Source: DHS vaping investigation: Majority of patients cite THC products

Many Teens Are Using Ultra-Potent ‘Marijuana Concentrates’ | Live Science

The study, published today (Aug. 26) in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data from nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders in Arizona. The researchers found that one-third of participants said they had used marijuana, and nearly a quarter said they had used marijuana concentrates at least once in their lives.

Marijuana concentrates are substances with very high levels of THC(tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in marijuana responsible for the drug’s intoxicating effects. Sometimes known as “butane hash oil,” “dab,” “wax,” “crumble” or “shatter,” these concentrates typically contain three times more THC than does the dried marijuana flower.

Source: Many Teens Are Using Ultra-Potent ‘Marijuana Concentrates’ | Live Science

North Huntingdon bans tobacco products from parks, playgrounds | TribLIVE.com

North Huntingdon has joined other communities and school districts in Westmoreland County in banning the use of tobacco products from the township’s public parks, playing fields and playgrounds.

Source: North Huntingdon bans tobacco products from parks, playgrounds | TribLIVE.com

Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”

In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.

Source: Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas, Supreme Court says | Fox News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the court said Friday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the court said Friday.

“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” a Court spokesperson said in a statement. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time.”

Source: Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas, Supreme Court says | Fox News

Microplastics in water: no proof yet they are harmful, says WHO | Environment | The Guardian

 

 

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works its way through human bodies.

There is no universally agreed definition of microplastics but they are generally considered to be smaller than half a millimetre across.

Source: Microplastics in water: no proof yet they are harmful, says WHO | Environment | The Guardian

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in U.S.

As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products.

No deaths have been reported. Symptoms have included shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and vomiting. Doctors say the illnesses resemble an inhalation injury.

Cases have been reported in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. Officials in New York, California and Indiana have been looking into similar reports, too.

Health officials have only been counting certain lung illnesses in which the person had vaped within three months. Most are teens, but some adult cases have also been reported.

No single vaping device or liquid is associated with the illnesses.

Source: Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in U.S.