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Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old

The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. The trigger for the condition, which led to this, is likely to have been an exaggerated immune response […]

Health Problems

Banned trans fats linked to higher dementia risk

A diet high in trans fats could put you at increased risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Most trans fats were banned in the United States last year. But foods with less than a half-gram of trans fats can be labeled as containing zero, so some foods still contain them. The new study included […]

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Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk

Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg […]

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CDC: Vaping-related lung illnesses may be linked to THC products

Health officials warn THC products could play a role in vaping-related illnesses The CDC reports that the number of vaping-related illnesses has risen to 805; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday described a possible link between the current outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and the use of THC-containing […]

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Defective cilia linked to heart valve birth defects

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common heart valve birth defect and one of the most common birth defects of any type, affecting around 70 million people worldwide. A healthy aortic valve has three leaflets; in BAV disease, two of the leaflets are fused together, impairing the function of the valve. In many individuals […]