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FDA calls e-cigarettes ‘an epidemic’ among minors, cracks down on retailers

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — The use of e-cigarettes has become an “epidemic” among children, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is taking steps to curtail their use. Fines and warning letters have been issued to e-cigarette retailers, including those that “illegally” sold the popular brand Juul to minors, the FDA announced Wednesday. The government targeted the …

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Among teens, transgender boys are most likely to attempt suicide: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO M. BROWN (NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that within the last year, 14 percent of teenagers have attempted suicide at least once. But while that statistic alone is alarming, the research shows there’s an even larger risk if the teen identifies as another gender. Transgender and nonbinary teens face a higher risk of suicide when …

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14 people sickened in multistate salmonella outbreak possibly tied to large, cage-free eggs: FDA

FDA(NEW YORK) — Large, cage-free eggs from an Alabama farm are being recalled due to a potential contamination of salmonella after at least 14 people reported feeling ill in a multistate outbreak, according to U.S. officials. “Reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a release Saturday. “We …

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Opioid crisis has New Hampshire primary voters in somber mood

iStock/Thinkstock(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — While New Hampshire voters are traditionally animated and vocal during campaign season, one issue this year leaves many of them virtually speechless: the opioid crisis. The state is one of the nation’s hardest hit by a spiraling American epidemic of narcotic addiction. In recent ABC News interviews with potential voters in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, they …

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9/11 male breast cancer patient: ‘We’re the forgotten people’

Courtesy Jeff Flynn(NEW YORK) — Jeff Flynn had no idea men could get breast cancer, so “I ignored the symptoms,” he said of a disease commonly associated with women. But the “dreaded” diagnosis came in 2011, 10 years after the then-strategic account manager for EMC Corp., a data storage company, had worked recovering business accounts for his company in the …

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New generation of Asian-American women are fighting to normalize mental health treatment

K. Levis(NEW YORK) — When Kristina Wong’s mother told her if anyone finds out she went to therapy she would never be able to get a job, it became crystal clear just how taboo discussions of mental health were in her family. “That made it clear that my joy had a monetary value, and it was that shameful to go …

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Scientists say they’ve developed blood test that can detect internal body clock

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN (NEW YORK) — Can a blood test tell what time it is in your body? Scientists at Northwestern University think so. In a study published Monday in the medical journal PNAS, researchers reveal that they have invented a new computer algorithm called “TimeSignature” that uses blood sample data to predict someone’s circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are …

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Talking with your toddler could boost IQ scores and language skills later: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ (NEW YORK) — Talking to children when they’re tiny doesn’t just teach them speech — early conversation is linked to better language skills and higher IQ scores when they get to school, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Pediatrics. “By showing that parent-child verbal interactions in early childhood predict critically important …

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Medicaid work requirements will cause ‘more harm than good’: Researchers

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. NICKY MEHTANI(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration early this year started allowing states to require that their Medicaid beneficiaries work and, to date, 11 states have applied for waivers to set such work rules. Medicaid work requirements could promote “better mental, physical and emotional health” and “help individuals and families rise out of poverty and attain independence,” Brian …

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Doctors single out antibiotics with better cure rates for tuberculosis

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN (NEW YORK) — Tuberculosis (TB), a lung disease most often transmitted by breathing infected particles in the air, is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide. An estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016, and about 1.7 million died. The most dangerous type — multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB — can’t be cured by …

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