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More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found. States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are…MORE

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu province, baby under care

Mother dies of Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu province, baby under care

A 24-year-old woman has died after contracting Ebola in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Her 7-month-old son, who is also confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus, is receiving treatment, WHO said on Twitter on Friday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the patients…MORE

New treatment approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis

New treatment approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for highly drug-resistant tuberculosis, offering new hope in the fight against the world’s most deadly infectious disease. TB most affects the lungs and can be particularly difficult to treat. Drug-resistant strains are on the increase due to incomplete and challenging courses of treatment that last…MORE

FDA reveals proposed graphic warnings for cigarette packs and ads

FDA reveals proposed graphic warnings for cigarette packs and ads

Warning labels on cigarette packages could soon be more graphic, warning that “Smoking reduces blood flow to the limbs, which can require amputation,” and “Smoking causes bladder cancer, which can lead to bloody urine.” The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a proposed rule that requires tobacco companies to place new graphic health…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Katy Perry is being accused of assault…AGAIN.  This time a woman says that Katy harassed her at a party and inappropriately touched her.  Katy hasn’t responded to either accusation. i kind of like this idea.  Since Harry Styles has declined the role of Prince Eric in the ‘Little Mermaid’ remake, fans have a new idea. …

Thursday’s Dirt

Well, this is an unlikely friendship.  Fred Savage says that he and Beyonce are friends.  He says their children go to the same school and their paths cross a lot at school. Bam Margera’s rapid decline continues.  Bam did go to rehab after meeting with Dr. Phil but left early.  Last night, he was arrested…