Health & Wellness Features
FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed
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....
Agency: Bars can't ban pregnant women or refuse them drinks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines....
Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November....
Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes
MIAMI (AP) -- British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases....
Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis
NEW YORK (AP) -- A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier - contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause....
UN establishes a trust fund to help combat the Zika virus
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a U.N. trust fund to help finance urgent priorities in combatting the Zika virus....
House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vape away....
Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit
PARIS (AP) -- The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature....
Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food....
Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine....
Pittsburgh City Council is considering banning the use of wild animals in performances, outlawing Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey and the Shrine Circus from appearing in town after 2016. Council President Bruce Kraus proposal prohibits the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement…to protect them from cruel and inhumane treatment. Educational, research, rehabilitative venues such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center would be excluded.
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