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U.S. surgeon general raises concerns over e-cigarette use among youth 12:05am EST

WASHINGTON The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, weighing in on the subject for the first time since e-cigarette use took off, said young people are more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure than adults. "These effects include addiction, prim

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GNC settles dietary supplements case with U.S. government

WASHINGTON GNC Holdings Inc, the largest global dietary supplement retailer, has agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution over its alleged sale of illegal dietary supplements, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Dec 07 2016

Britain's watchdog bans ads for unhealthy foods on kids media

LONDON Britain's advertising regulator announced new rules on Thursday banning advertising of food or drinks high in sugar, fat or salt in children's non-broadcast media, bringing standards in line with what is already required for television.

Dec 07 2016

Heart problems tied to increased risk of suicide

People with acute coronary syndrome caused by poor blood flow to the heart may be at an increased risk of suicide - especially in the six months following their diagnosis, according to a new study from Taiwan.

Dec 07 2016

Double test cuts odds of getting parasite from blood transfusion

An experimental test for the parasite that causes babesiosis was able to prevent the disease from infecting people through blood transfusion, according to a new study of nearly 90,000 U.S. blood donors.

Dec 07 2016

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