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ICYMI, May 3, 2019

Feature story Teens Say They Don’t Vape, They Juul, Making E-Cigarette Use Hard to Track MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (Bloomberg)—A language gap is making it harder for U.S. health officials to measure a teen-vaping epidemic. For some young people who use the popular vaping device sold by Juul Labs Inc., “juuling” is a verb in […]

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ICYMI, April 26, 2019

  Feature story Vaping teens exposed to as much nicotine as tobacco smokers but don’t know it MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (NBC)—Many teens who use e-cigarettes aren’t aware they are inhaling nicotine when they vape, even though they are often taking in high levels of the addictive substance, a new study suggests. You might have […]

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ICYMI, April 19, 2019

Feature story The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer SUNDAY, April 14, 2019 (The Washington Post)—Smoking has been the No. 1 preventable cause of cancer for decades and still kills more than 500,000 people a year in the United States. But obesity is poised to take the top spot, as […]

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ICYMI, April 12, 2019

Feature story Texas Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21, exempting active military members THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (Fox News)—The Texas Senate voted in favor of Bill 21 Tuesday that would raise the state’s legal age to buy and use tobacco products from 18 to 21 after an amendment was added to exempt active […]

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ICYMI, April 5, 2019

Feature story Colon cancer misdiagnosis in younger adults is a concern, study suggests MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (CNN)—Kim Newcomer was knowledgeable about colon cancer; her father was diagnosed with the disease at age 46, she said. So after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008, when she complained of constipation to her […]

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ICYMI, March 29, 2019

Feature story FDA wants women to get breast-density information along with their mammograms WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (The Washington Post)—The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday proposed requiring mammogram providers to tell women with dense breast tissue that the condition could make it harder to interpret their screening tests and to recommend that they talk […]

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ICYMI, March 22, 2019

Feature story San Francisco weighing first-of-its-kind ban on e-cigarettes TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (NBC)—San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids. An official on Tuesday proposed what’s thought to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. You might have also […]

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ICYMI, March 15, 2019

Feature story National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.D.A.’s Acting Commissioner TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (The New York Times)—Dr. Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday. Dr. Sharpless […]

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ICYMI, March 8, 2019

  Feature story F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Who Fought Teenage Vaping, Resigns TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (The New York Times)—Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, known for his aggressive efforts to regulate the tobacco and e-cigarette industries, said on Tuesday that he would resign at the end of the month. You […]

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ICYMI, March 1, 2019

Feature story Colon cancer often misdiagnosed, treatment delayed in many younger patients WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019 (NBC)—Many younger patients with colon cancer are initially misdiagnosed, which often leads to their disease being discovered at an advanced stage. Researchers also found that for many younger patients, it took visits to multiple doctors before the correct diagnosis […]

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