CDC: Vitamin E Acetate, THC May Be To Blame For Vaping Related Lung IllnessesVitamin E acetate, in combination with THC, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that are linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.
Local Lawmakers Move Forward With Bill To Raise Minimum Age To Purchase Tobacco Products In Pa.This legislation is designed to end what some are calling an epidemic among teenagers.
The Number Of Vaping-Related Illnesses Increased To 530, CDC SaysThere have been 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung injuries related to e-cigarettes as of September 17, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. That's 150 more than was reported on September 11.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept.: 13 Cases Of Suspected Severe Lung Disease Linked To Vaping Under InvestigationMultiple health organizations are investigating more than a dozen cases of suspected severe lung disease linked to e-cigarettes.
Health Officials Sound Alarm Over Deadly Drug-Resistant Strain Of SalmonellaA deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, the CDC says.
Dog Goods USA Recalls Pig-Ear Treats In 33-State Outbreak Of SalmonellaDog Goods USA is recalling Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats sold nationwide as federal health officials seek to stem a 33-state outbreak of salmonella.
CDC: 11 Cases Of Polio-Like Illness AFM Confirmed In 8 States, Including Pa., This YearThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling doctors to be on the lookout for a polio-like illness that tends to peak in the late summer and early fall.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sickens 62 PeopleSixty-two people in eight US states have fallen ill this year from Salmonella related to fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cardiologist: Common Misconception May Be Putting Kids' Health At RiskA common misconception about cholesterol might be putting children's health in jeopardy.
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach Highest Number In Nearly 3 DecadesThere have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Director Of Allegheny County Health Department To Leave PositionDr. Karen Hacker, the director of Allegheny County Health Department, will leave the county at the end of July.