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J&J recalls 33,000 bottles of baby powder as FDA finds asbestos in sample

19 Oct 2019

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. | Video

U.S. ramps up testing in search of vaping illness cause as cases near 1,500

17 Oct 2019

CHICAGO U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.

More than half of Wisconsin vaping samples tested by FDA contain marijuana ingredient

17 Oct 2019

CHICAGO Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, according to a summary of a preliminary report seen by Reuters.Of the THC-containing products, two-thirds also tested positive for Vitamin E acetate, a cutting agent believed to have been used to stretch the amount of THC oil, according to a summary of the report. The Vitamin E additive has been an early focus of investigators seeking to determine the cause of the nationwide outbreak.

More than half of Wisconsin vaping samples tested by FDA contain marijuana ingredient

17 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 17 Vaping product samples from Wisconsin linked to a rash of serious lung injuries tested by U.S. health regulators showed that more than half contained THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, according to a summary of a preliminary report seen by Reuters.

U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

11 Oct 2019

U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases.

UPDATE 2-U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

11 Oct 2019

Oct 11 U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases.

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

10 Oct 2019

CHICAGO U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history.

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections

10 Oct 2019

CHICAGO, Oct 10 U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history.

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 18, illnesses surpass 1,000 - CDC

04 Oct 2019

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 18 deaths due to a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes and other vaping products and said the number of confirmed and probable cases of the condition now exceeds 1,000.

U.S. doctors rule out pneumonia due to inhaled oil as cause of vaping injuries

03 Oct 2019

CHICAGO Doctors studying lung tissue from people with vaping-related injuries have ruled out one diagnosis as a probable explanation of how vaping harms the lungs, further deepening the mystery over the exact cause of hundreds of illnesses in the United States.

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