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ICYMI, January 4, 2019

Feature story Breath test to detect multiple cancers early begins large trial THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 (CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said […]

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ICYMI, December 21, 2018

Note: There will be no ICYMI email on Friday, December 28. Emails will resume on Friday, January 4.   Feature story Surgeon General calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to fight teen vaping TUESDAY, December 18, 2018 (NBC)—Teen vaping has become a significant public health threat, the Surgeon General said Tuesday, and an all-hands-on-deck response is needed to fight it. […]

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ICYMI, December 14, 2018

  Feature story Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2018 (CNN)—Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, also highlights a relationship between […]

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ICYMI, December 7, 2018

Feature story Everything to Know About Lung Cancer, the Deadliest Cancer in America MONDAY, December 3, 2018 (—Lung cancer is the second most common cancer (excluding skin cancer) in men and women in the United States, but it is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths. More than 500,000 Americans live with lung cancer and […]

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ICYMI, November 30, 2018

Feature story Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor TUESDAY, November 27, 2018 (The New York Times)—Juul Labs has soared to the top of the United States e-cigarette market in just three years with its high-nicotine products that give off just a wisp of vapor. Now, facing public backlash and overseas restrictions, the company is working […]

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ICYMI, November 16, 2018

Feature story Note: There will be no ICYMI email on Friday, November 23. Emails will resume on Friday, November 30. F.D.A. Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes THURSDAY, November 15, 2018 (The New York Times)—Stopping short of its threatened ban on flavored e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that […]

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ICYMI, November 9, 2018

Feature story FDA preparing to limit sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores THURSDAY, November 8, 2018 (NBC)—The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to strictly limit the sales of flavored e-cigarette products to try to keep them out of the hands of children and teenagers, a senior FDA official told NBC News Thursday. In guidance to […]

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ICYMI, November 2, 2018

  Feature story As teen use of Juul soars, doctors ask, what’s really in these e-cigs? THURSDAY, November 1, 2018 (NBC)—Olivia Gordon was at a bonfire with friends during her sophomore year of high school the first time she tried a Juul. “I didn’t even know what it was,” Gordon said, recalling the night. “They were just […]

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ICYMI, October 26, 2018

Feature story E-cigarette company Juul boosts lobbying spending by 167 percent amid FDA scrutiny WEDNESDAY, October 24, 2018 (USA Today)—Juul Labs has increased its spending on lobbying efforts by 167 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter as the Food and Drug Administration and Congress continue to scrutinize the leading e-cigarette manufacturer over the popularity […]

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ICYMI, October 19, 2018

Feature story Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads MONDAY, October 15, 2018 (The Washington Post)—The nation’s top health official proposed on Monday that pharmaceutical companies be required to include the list price of medicines in television advertisements to consumers — the boldest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to […]