Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a couple of weeks.” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seated in the Oval Office with the President, first lady Melania Trump and the acting commissioner of the FDA, announced that newly proposed enforcement policy would require flavored e-cigarette companies to take their products off the market. President Donald Trump speaks as first lady Melania Trump, Secretary of Health and…

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Teen learns to walk again after losing limbs due to blood infection

GERMANTOWN, Ill. – A 14-year-old Germantown, Illinois girl is slowly learning to walk again after losing her lower legs and fingers due to a blood infection. Her progress is growing my leaps and bounds thanks to aquatic therapy at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital. “I love watching my body move the way it used to,” said RaeAnne. Last December, RaeAnne get a bacterial bloodstream infection that took over her body. She spent 106 days in the ICU. “Our two-hour trip that we thought would be to a local ER turned out…

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Colorado doctor fired for helping terminally ill patient seek end-of-life option

GOLDEN, Colo. – A Colorado doctor has been fired for wanting to help her terminally ill patient end his life, according to KDVR. Centura Health terminated Dr. Barbara Morris on Aug. 26, five days after Morris and her patient Cornelius “Neil” Mahoney filed a lawsuit against Centura Health. The lawsuit seeks clarification from Colorado to decide if the state’s End of Life Options Act allows healthcare providers to prevent their employees from participating in any way when it comes to end-of-life decisions. “I wanted to save my family from the…

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed than their counterparts who do, study says

Dating is a normal part of adolescence — and a formative one at that. Decades of research have suggested a link between romantic relationships and identity development as teenagers mature into young adults. But a recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals that adolescents who choose not to date fare as well as, or better than, their coupled counterparts in social and leadership skills. They’re also less depressed. “We know that romantic relationships are very common among adolescents — in fact, a majority have been involved in some type…

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