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China probes pneumonia outbreak for SARS links: state media

China is investigating an outbreak of atypical pneumonia that is suspected of being linked to SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people a decade ago, state media reported Tuesday. A team of experts from the National Health Commission were dispatched Tuesday to Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province, …

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Consumer watchdog agency probes Juul and 5 more vaping firms

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement Thursday from the Federal Trade Commission comes amid a nationwide crackdown on e-cigarettes as politicians and health …

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Delaware probes 3 possible cases of vape-related lung issues

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Delaware health officials are investigating three possible cases of severe lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping. News outlets report the state health department is urging residents to stop vaping as cases of lung disease possibly linked to e-cigarettes pop up across …

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US probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases. “Yesterday we received a report of the death of an adult who had …

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