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Gel-E wins FDA OTC nod for gel-e Flex flowable hemostat
Early stage wound care company Gel-e said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its gel-e Flex as an over-the-counter flowable hemostat. The College Park, Md.-based company said the clearance expands the labeling for the local management of lacerations and minor bleeding, and said the products were specifically designed to be usable by both trained professionals and patients. “This clearance is the next step in expanding our OTC product line, and will be a key component of gel-e’s 21st Century First Aid Kit. We are continuing to develop a tool kit that will provide the best possible options for all manner of...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care gel-e Source Type: news

Flavored E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels, BU Report Says
BOSTON (CBS) – There is a public perception that flavored e-cigarettes are harmless or at least less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine say e-cigs may pose significant health risks. They looked specifically at the short-term effects of flavoring chemicals used in e-cigs and found that flavor additives are directly toxic to blood vessels. Scientists say, over time, they could lead to heart and blood vessel disease similar to that caused by traditional cigarettes. E-Cigarette. (Credit: iStockphoto) This research released Thursday provides more reason for ad...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall e-cigarettes Local TV vaping Source Type: news

First Death Linked To Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Reported; Outbreak Spreads To Mass.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, and that outbreak has now spread to Massachusetts. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not immediately provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states. That now includes Massachusetts, where the CDC said two cases have been reported. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually hig...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health E. Coli Local TV Romaine Lettuce Source Type: news

More People Sickened By E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce
ATLANTA (CBS NEWS) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 31 more people have fallen ill after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli. An investigation is underway to determine the source of the vegetable, but officials say it likely came from the Yuma, Arizona, region. As of Wednesday evening, there are 84 cases spanning 19 states, according to the CDC. Nobody has died since health officials began giving updates April 18. Colorado, Georgia and South Dakota were the three new states added to the list Wednesday. Officials say romaine lettuce in stores and restaurants now is likel...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News E. Coli Local TV Romaine Lettuce Source Type: news

Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning
Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria.
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE MENDITTO Tags: Kidneys Food Contamination and Poisoning Hospitals Antibiotics Bacteria Dialysis E Coli (Bacteria) Infections Source Type: news

Characteristics of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products Used by Patients with Associated Lung Injury and Products Seized by Law Enforcement - Minnesota, 2018 and 2019
This report evaluated e-cigarette, or vaping, products used by e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patients and products intended for the illicit market and seized by law enforcement.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Source Type: news

Early Release: Evaluation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from Patients in an Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury - 10 States, August-October 2019
Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage can be part of the clinical and diagnostic workup of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patients.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Source Type: news

Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injuries - United States, October 2019
Based on data collected as of October 15, 2019, this report updates data on characteristics of patients with lung injury related to e-cigarette, or vaping, product use and substances in the products.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Lung Disease Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Vaping Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Update: Demographic, Product, and Substance-Use Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients in a Nationwide Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injuries --- United States, December 2019
This report updates demographic and self-reported product-use and substance-use characteristics of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patients.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaping Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Characteristics of Patients Experiencing Rehospitalization or Dying After Hospital Discharge in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury-United States, 2019
This report provides a nationwide comparison of clinical characteristics of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patients who were rehospitalized or died after hospital discharge, among cases reported to CDC as of December 10, 2019.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaping Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers for Managing Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury - United States, November 2019
As rates of influenza increase, providers evaluating patients with respiratory illnesses should ask them about e-cigarette, or vaping, product use.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Cancer Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Heart Disease Injury Statistics Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Stroke Vitamins Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: E-cigarette Unit Sales, by Product and Flavor Type - United States, 2014-2020
This report indicates that e-cigarette sales increased during 2014-2020, but there were fluctuations overall and by product and flavor type, which could be due to consumer preferences and accessibility.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 17, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Be More Harmful Than Beneficial According to Evidence-Based Research
Dartmouth study finds e-cigarette use could do more harm than good by substantially increasing the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers and marginally decreasing the number of adult cigarette smokers who quit.
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 15, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Press Release Research addiction e-cigarettes Norris Cotton Cancer Center Samir Soneji smoking cessation Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Exposing Teens To Cancer-Causing Toxins, Report Says
CBS Local — A new report is shedding more light on what dangerous chemicals are inside e-cigarettes. According to scientists in California, vaping is exposing teens to “potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes.” A study done by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has revealed that teens using e-cigarettes are inhaling at least eight different toxic compounds into their bodies while vaping. “Teenagers need to be warned that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, but actually contains some of the same toxic chemical...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Chris Melore e-cigarettes Local TV talkers Teens vaping Source Type: news

UNISON reacts to latest A & E figures
Commenting on the latest statistics for A&E attendances and admissions for February, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The latest data shows just how punishing the winter months are proving for the NHS. Last month was the worst on record. Yet the figures don’t include the added difficulties staff faced when freezing conditions began to hit the UK last week. “Day in day out, staff go to great lengths to ensure patients are cared for as fast as possible, no matter how cold, wet or snowing it is outside. Without more funding the NHS will go on struggling to meet demand and keep the service s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release A&E Christina McAnea health NHS winter pressures on NHS Source Type: news

E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast
Ian Sample asks: how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available via a doctor ’s prescription?Subscribe and review onApple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud andAcast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIf you ’re not a smoker, it may be hard to imagine the appeal of cigarettes. The idea of inhaling thousands of chemicals into your body just doesn’t seem that tempting. It’s hard to wrap your head around the addiction if you haven’t experienced it and even more difficult to appreciate how hard it i s to quit. But according to anew report released by Public Health Engla...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Sandra Ferrari with Max Sanderson Tags: E-cigarettes Smoking Science Biology Health Society Source Type: news

E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says
More could be done to get people to switch to products that are safer than smoking cigarettes, say Public Health EnglandVaping should be widely encouraged as a way to help people quit smoking, and e-cigarettes should even be offered for sale in hospital shops, the government ’s public health body has said.At least 20,000 people a year could be giving up cigarettes thanks to vaping, according toPublic Health England ’s (PHE) latest review, which said more could be done to get people to switch to products that are far safer than smoking.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: E-cigarettes Science Health Smoking Society UK news Source Type: news

HealthWatch: E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes, Still May Pose Risks
BOSTON (CBS) — Many smokers turn to e-cigarettes to help them quit but just how safe are they? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that e-cigarettes are less toxic than regular cigarettes and could be a useful tool to help smokers kick the habit. That said, e-cigarettes do emit some toxins and release nicotine which is addictive and has long-term effects, so you if you don’t smoke, certainly don’t start using e-cigarettes because you think they’re harmless. They’re not. And we know that once kids and teens start using e-cigarettes or start ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall E-Cigarette Source Type: news

Fatal ingestion of e-cigarette nicotine liquid
lucadp/shutterstock.com 2.5 out of 5 stars Death from Ingestion of E-Liquid. Morley S et al. J Emerg Med 2017 Dec;53:862-864. Abstract This short case report is presented in a somewhat confusing fashion but nevertheless brings up interesting points. A 32-year-old man was brought to hospital after having a cardiac arrest in the field 1 hour after ingesting approximately 20 ml of e-cigarette nicotine liquid containing 72 mg/ml of nicotine (total dose approximately 1440 mg.) He was resuscitated but had developed anoxic encephalopathy and died 3 days later. A plasma nicotine level drawn 24 hours after admission was 1600 ng/ml...
Source: The Poison Review - January 9, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical e-cigarette liquid fatality liquid nicotine toxicity Source Type: news

Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak
CBS Local — A warning from health officials is urging people to be cautious of eating romaine lettuce after nearly 60 people were infected by E. coli bacteria. The illnesses were reported in Canada and 13 states including New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. According to Consumer Reports, the dangerous bacteria has sent five to the hospital and killed one person in America. Another patient died of the illness in Canada, where the source of the bacteria was tracked down to the leafy greens. “Even though we can’t say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce is the cause of the E. coli outbreak in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore E. Coli Food Poisoning Lettuce Local TV Romaine Lettuce talkers Source Type: news

The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking
Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could still be putting people off switchingSearch for the term ‘vaping’ online and you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is an activity fraught with risks. The top stories relate to health problems, explosions and that vaping leads to smoking in teenagers. For the average smoker seeking information on vaping, a quick internet search offers little reassur ance. Might as well continue smoking, the headlines imply, if these products are so dangerous.But the reality is that they are not. In th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Linda Bauld Tags: Science Health Smoking E-cigarettes Society Source Type: news

Google Doodle Celebrates Gloria E. Anzald úa’s Birthday. Here’s What to Know About Her
Tuesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the 75th birthday of American scholar Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Anzaldúa spent her life investigating and writing about society, feminism, borders and identity, inspired by a childhood on the Mexico-Texas border. She died in 2004 at age 61. Born on September 26 in 1942 in the Rio Grande Valley, Anzaldúa wrote about mixed identity in books such as Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and Light in the Dark: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality. She graduated from Pan American University in 1969 and went on to teach migrant students before moving to California i...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Gloria E. Anzaldúa Google Doodle onetime Source Type: news

Are E-Cigs Bad For Your Heart?
Scientists are still trying to determine the health effects of e-cigarettes, and until now, they have focused their attention on the addictive properties of nicotine and the potentially cancer-causing agents in the vapors the devices emit. But in a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers document another growing health concern of e-cigs: that they may have negative effects on the heart. Scientists led by Dr. Holly Middlekauff, professor of medicine at University of California Los Angeles, and her colleagues found that devices that contain nicotine can boost adrenaline levels ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are e cigs bad for your heart are e cigs safe e-cig e-cigarette E-Cigarettes e-cigs e-cigs and heart ecig Heart Disease how to quit smoking Nicotine smoking and heart health smoking cessation tobacco what is nic Source Type: news

E-cigarette science – is scaremongering hampering research opportunities?
We need more trials into the long-term impacts of e-cigarettes, but is disagreement between scientists over their effects putting people off taking part?Whenever I tell anyone I research e-cigarettes, they almost always have an opinion about them. Some will be vapers themselves, and those who are will almost without fail sing the praises of the device that finally helped them quit smoking. But often people who ’ve never tried e-cigarettes will focus on the potential risks from using them, and in particular whether they’re likely to reintroduce smoking to a young generation who have been steadily shunning it in larger a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Science E-cigarettes Smoking Society Source Type: news

Fears over e-cigarettes leading to smoking for young people unfounded – study
Largest ever such survey of British 11- to 16-year-olds reveals experimentation with vaping devices does not translate into regular use and smoking rates still in declineYoung people who try e-cigarettes are not more likely to take up smoking as a result, according to a substantial new study.Public health experts have been divided over e-cigarettes. Some believe they will help millions quit their deadly tobacco habit, while others are convinced they are little more than a stalking horse for the tobacco industry. Some of the big international tobacco companies have invested in manufacturing e-cigarettes. Philip Morris Inter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: E-cigarettes Smoking Health UK news Society Young people Medical research Science Psychology Source Type: news

Early-stage wound care dev Gel-e raises $3m
Early stage wound care company Gel-e said today it raised $3.1 million to support its hemostatic and wound care platform. The round was led by unnamed early-stage investment funds and life science investors, the College Park, Md.-based company said. Gel-e said that financing will help support initial FDA clearance for products designed to manage bleeding wounds, including vascular access sites to a “broader hemostatic product line” for treating external wounds. The company said it aims to produce a “broad range of game-changing hemostatic and wound treatment products,” which include bandages, foams ...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Wound Care gel-e Source Type: news

Merck Animal Health Completes Acquisition of Vall ée S.A.
Dateline City: MADISON, N.J. Broadening Our Comprehensive Portfolio of Animal Health Products for Brazilian MarketMADISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced it has successfully acquired a controlling interest in Vall ée S.A., a leading privately-held producer of animal health products in Brazil.Language: EnglishContact: For MerckMedia:Noreen Verbrugge, 973-937-5450orPamela Eisele, 267-305-3558orInvestors:Michael DeCarbo, 908-740-1807Ticker Slug:Ticker:MRKExchange:NYSE @MerckAHread more
Source: Merck.com - Corporate News - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Corporate News Animal Health Latest News #Merck #MRK $MRK Merck Animal Health MSD NYSE:MRK Vall ée S.A. Source Type: news

Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer ’ s
A long-term trial found no evidence that vitamin E or selenium supplements helped to ward off dementia.
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Vitamin E Selenium (Element) Dementia Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Med-e-Tel 2017: Focus on Real-World Experience and Good Practice
5 - 7 April 2017, Luxembourg. The Med-e-Tel 2017 conference program features to a large extent presentations of practical and daily experiences with telemedicine/telehealth services and m/eHealth solutions, presented by doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, IT specialists, and user/patient advocates. Combined with presentations of current project results and basic research,
Source: eHealth News EU - March 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod to expand chronic wound treatment device trial
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA approval to expand and launch a pivotal trial of its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device chronic wound treatment device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. E-Qure said it won conditional approval in October 2016 to conduct the safety stage of the trial, and that the FDA approved a request to increase the number of institutions in the safety stage ...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

I ’ll say it again: E-cigarettes are still far safer than smoking
Despite evidence suggesting e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, more people than ever believe them to be just as harmful. Professor Linda Bauld discusses the evidenceJanuary is a time for New Year ’s resolutions and if you’re one of the world’s one billion smokers, your resolution may be to stop smoking. For some people, this year’s quit attempt might involve an electronic cigarette, and arecent study in England, published in the BMJ, suggested that these devices helped at least 18,000 smokers to stop in 2015 who would not otherwise have done so. That ’s very good news, but will there be as many quit ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Linda Bauld Tags: Science Smoking E-cigarettes Society Health Source Type: news

Surgeon General Raises E-Cigarette Concerns
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the United States Surgeon General, called for action on Thursday to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people.
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Surgeon General (US) Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine Youth Research Murthy, Vivek H United States Source Type: news

Use of E-Cigarettes by Young People Is Major Concern, Surgeon General Declares
E-cigarettes can harm developing brains of teenagers who use them, and also can create the harmful equivalent of secondhand smoke, a new report said.
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT RICHTEL Tags: E-Cigarettes Youth Medicine and Health Murthy, Vivek H Smoking and Tobacco Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod for bio-electrical signal wound therapy
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to conduct a clinical trial of its novel Bio-Electrical Signal Therapy device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. A U.S. trial of the device is slated to enroll 90 patients, with a required safety report set to be delivered after initiating the 1st 10 patients to protect from any severe safety issues. The tri...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

Safer to Puff, E-Cigarettes Can ’ t Shake Their Reputation as a Menace
A growing number of experts say that the portrayal of e-cigarettes as a public health threat is a profound disservice to smokers who could benefit from them.
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Taxation Action on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Georgia State University Harvard School of Public Health England United States Source Type: news

Med-e-Tel 2017 Call for Abstracts
5 - 7 April 2017, Luxembourg. Join your colleagues from around the world to hear about and to see current telemedicine, telehealth and m/eHealth developments and to discuss collaboration opportunities at the 2017 edition of the Med-e-Tel conference, one of the annual events of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth.
Source: eHealth News EU - October 31, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Why can't scientists agree on e-cigarettes?
As a Cochrane review of e-cigarettes is published, its author asks why vaping devices have divided the academic communityEarlier this year, Michael Gove claimedBritain ’s had enough of experts. Now I don ’t agree with Gove on much, but when it comes to e-cigarettes, he may have a point. We’re bombarded with stories about these products, but most just add to the confusion, withperceptions of vaping risks rising year on year. Just recently the Sun informed us that experts are saying“e-cigs are just as bad for your heart as smoking fags”, but read a couple lines down and you ’ll find other experts reasserting the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Hartmann-Boyce Tags: Science Smoking E-cigarettes Society Health Source Type: news

'Cannavaping' could see e-cigarettes used to deliver medicinal cannabis
Vaping medicinal cannabis would be healthier than smoking the drug with tobacco, researchers claim, and allow regular microdoses not possible with pillsElectronic cigarettes can be a safe and effective way to deliver cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to researchers in Switzerland.Scientists at the University of Lausanne created cannabis-laden oils for e-cigarettes and found that vaping the infusions could deliver useful levels of the active ingredients found in cannabis. Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cannabis E-cigarettes Science Smoking Drugs Society Health Source Type: news

The New Health Care: E-Cigarettes Are Safer, but Not Exactly Safe
Nicotine without the bad stuff is the promise. But the new devices can push people toward conventional cigarettes, as well as away from them.
Source: NYT - May 10, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Teenagers and Adolescence Recalls and Bans of Products Research Source Type: news

FDA Announces Sweeping New Rules For E-Cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated. Before brands are allowed to stay in the market, regulators will check the e-cigarettes’ design and the liquid nicotine they contain. The fast-growing devices have found a foothold with teenagers. RELATED: New E-Cig Sale Regulations In Massachusetts “Millions of kids are being introduced to nico...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health News Trending e-cigarettes FDA Source Type: news

F.D.A. Imposes Rules for E-Cigarettes in a Landmark Move
New federal regulations, to take effect in 90 days, ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and require producers to disclose ingredients to regulators.
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: E-Cigarettes Food and Drug Administration Medicine and Health Cancer Source Type: news

Smokers Urged to Switch to E-Cigarettes by British Medical Group
The Royal College of Physicians summarized the growing body of science on e-cigarettes and found that their benefits far outweigh the potential harms.
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Addiction (Psychology) Medicine and Health Nicotine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Royal College of Physicians Great Britain United States Britton, John Research Source Type: news

Med-e-Tel 2016 - International Telemedicine and eHealth Forum
6 - 8 April 2016, Luxembourg. The 14th edition of Med-e-Tel, the International Telemedicine and eHealth Forum, is taking place this week at the Luxexpo Exhibition and Congress Center in Luxembourg. Pre-conference workshops on Telecardiology and on Social Media take place on April 5th.
Source: eHealth News EU - April 4, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

'Pharmacy and m/eHealth' Focus at Med-e-Tel 2016
6 - 8 April 2016, Luxembourg.For the second consecutive year, the Med-e-Tel 2016 conference program features a focus on 'pharmacy and m/eHealth', presented in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), together with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the European Pharmaceutical Students Association (EPSA).
Source: eHealth News EU - March 7, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Med-e-Tel 2016 Conference Program Details Announced
6 - 8 April 2016, Luxembourg. The preliminary Med-e-Tel 2016 conference program is available on-line. Med-e-Tel 2016 also features 2 pre-conference sessions on April 5th, on the topics of "Telecardiology" and "Social Media and Medical Education".
Source: eHealth News EU - February 24, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes 'more likely to take up smoking', study finds
Never-smokers who tried e-cigarettes were almost three times as likely to smoke cigarettes a year later
Source: Telegraph Health - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: more likely gateway smoking dangers e-cigarettes vaping Source Type: news

Children are increasingly using e-cigarettes amid fears they are being lured by sweet-flavoured versions, study shows
Research shows children who watch adverts for candy-flavoured e-cigarettes express greater interest in buying and trying them than their peers
Source: Telegraph Health - January 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: smoking University of Cambridge e-cigarettes vaping Source Type: news

No, there's still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking
Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they ’re as harmful as smokingJust under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist whoclaimed there was no evidence that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Since then, many new studies have been published, includinga Cochrane reviewshowing their promise for aiding smoking cessation, and a comprehensive review forPublic Health England that concluded, asprevious reportshave done, that e-cigarettes were significantly safer to users than con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 31, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Linda Bauld Tags: Science Smoking E-cigarettes Society Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistant E.coli is circulating in Britain, warn public health officials
Public Health England has discovered that NHS patients in Britain have been infected with E.coli which is resistant to our last line of antibiotics
Source: Telegraph Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: lethal e.coli antibiotic resistance animals antibitoics salmonella colistin Source Type: news