A sixth person died from vaping-related lung disease. Here's what you need to know

There are now six deaths due to lung illnesses related to e-cigarette use that have been confirmed in Kansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon. Here's everything you need to know about the vaping epidemic in the United States.
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Authors: Housset B Abstract Vaccines have saved millions of lives and reduced the severity of many infections. A reduction in vaccination coverage is now reflected in the re-emergence of epidemics of mumps, pertussis, measles and chickenpox. Many people do not recognize the effectiveness of vaccination and fear the side effects. The main concern is the safety of vaccines. Lack of information weighs less than lack of trust in health authorities. The greater responsibility of the individual and the respect for his free will, may lead the authorities to a less vigourous promotion of the "vaccination duty" wh...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anti-vaccine ideas were born with vaccines; they are abundantly spread through the Internet and social networks and can give a false impression of their basis in reality. It is time for positive action not merely a defensive approach. PMID: 31522949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Alexandra Heaney, Kathleen A. Alexander, Jeffrey ShamanAbstractDiarrheal disease is the second largest cause of mortality in children younger than 5, yet our ability to anticipate and prepare for outbreaks remains limited. Here, we develop and test an epidemiological forecast model for childhood diarrheal disease in Chobe District, Botswana. Our prediction system uses a compartmental susceptible-infected-recovered-susceptible (SIRS) model coupled with Bayesian data assimilation to infer relevant epidemiological parameter values and generate ret...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 10Author(s): Barbara McPake
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis." In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as an effective way for adults to quit combustible cigarettes.
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Authors: BrodziƄski S, Nasierowski T Abstract Borreliosis is a multisystem, bacterial, zoonotic infectious disease with diversified spectrumof symptoms, which may also include psychotic disorders. Clinical picture of the disease is often unspecific, which makes the diagnosis relatively difficult. Uncharacteristic process of borreliosis is a result of complex molecular strategies used by spirochetes to infect, disseminate and survive in host organism. Part I of the article is focused on the current knowledge about pathogenesis of Lyme Borreliosis (LB), especially neuroborreliosis. Additionally, epidemic situation i...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks posed by a "youth epidemic" of vaping, but said he lacked authority to unilaterally ban flavored e-cigarettes that he said were deliberately marketed to children.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company facing an onslaught of litigation for allegedly contributing to the opioid crisis, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as part of a tentative, yet controversial settlement with state and local governments. Purdue is being sued in various courts over using allegedly deceptive marketing practices to promote its prescription painkiller OxyContin. One major federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from across the country, including regions hard-hit by the crisis, like Portsmouth, Ohio, and Huntington, W.Va. On Monday, the judge overseeing that case remov...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news
On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo ’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization State Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Tanzania Uganda Source Type: news
ter-Louis Since the introduction of African swine fever (ASF) into Georgia in 2007, the disease has been spreading in an unprecedented way. Many countries that are still free from the disease fear the emergence of ASF in their territory either in domestic pigs or in wild boar. In the past, ASF was often described as being a highly contagious disease with mortality often up to 100%. However, the belief that the disease might enter a naïve population and rapidly affect the entire susceptible population needs to be critically reviewed. The current ASF epidemic in wild boar, but also the course of ASF within outbr...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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