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International COPD Conference
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Paul Kurtz
November 05, 2019 - 5:24 pm
Temple Lung Center hosted the fourth annual International COPD Conference in Philadelphia Tuesday. For the first time, the conference included a session on the dangers of vaping. Read more here.
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Lynne Adkins
November 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
A drug used to treat HIV may be the key to stopping another deadly virus. Read more here.
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Romaine Lettuce
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AP News
November 01, 2019 - 2:57 pm
U.S. health officials disclosed another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they said it appears to be over. Read more here.
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Swedish Match "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers.
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uul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the company announced it will voluntarily stop selling its fruit and dessert-flavored vaping pods.
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry.
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Man smokes an e-cigarette
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Justin Udo
October 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
The recent spike in illnesses and deaths related to vaping has led The Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning to smokers to stop using vaping products that contain THC. KYW Newsradio talked to some local THC vapers about their thoughts on the warning.
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Pharmacy
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Tim Jimenez
September 30, 2019 - 7:05 am
CVS Pharmacy has announced it will stop selling the the popular heartburn medicine Zantac and the store's generic brand because of a possible link to cancer.
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Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York.
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping giant Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug...
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 3:35 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to dramatically...
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Little Bites Cookies
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August 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Entenmann's Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies are being recalled due to customer complaints of finding blue plastic pieces on these commercially baked products, the company said Thursday . No injuries have been reported, but the plastic, which was not been baked into the...
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