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Lung injury cases now at 2,172, CDC says

The Philippines on Friday reported its first case of a vaping-linked illness, as health authorities expressed concern at court orders preventing them from regulating electronic cigarettes . Health officials also urge people not to use e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC, especially those obtained off the street or online dealers.

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Diabetes cases soar, 1-in-11 adults affected, say doctors

It was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Flu season is quickly approaching and patients with diabetes are particularly at high risk of serious flu-related complications that can result in hospitalization or even death.

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Supreme Court Hears Momentous Case on DACA: The Rundown

The Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled support on Tuesday for President Donald Trump's bid to kill a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants - dubbed " Dreamers " - who entered the United States illegally as children, even as liberal justices complained that the move would destroy lives.

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Two people diagnosed with pneumonic plague in China

The patients are from Xilingol League, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and have received proper medical treatment in medical institutions in Beijing's Chaoyang district, and disease control and prevention measures have been carried out, the district health commission said Tuesday.

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Cannabis-based medicines approved on NHS for first time

Medical doctors will be capable of prescribe Epidyolex , for youngsters with two kinds of extreme epilepsy - Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome - which might trigger a number of seizures a day. "This restrictive guidance is condemning many patients to having to pay for life-transforming medicine privately, to go without or to consider accessing illegal and unregulated sources", Hinton said.

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Vaping illnesses are linked to vitamin E acetate, CDC says

He said factors include the availability of donor lungs and the chronic effects of illnesses from vaping that could lead to other types of conditions. The chemical, vitamin E acetate , is used as an additive in the production of e-cigarette because it resembles THC oil, said CDC which announced the "breakthrough" on Friday.