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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have developed best practice guidelines to help physicians identify and treat e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (E-VALI). "We think it is very important for clinicians to keep E-…
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As of October 29, 2019, 1888 cases of vaping-related lung injury have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 49 states. Illinois has reported the greatest number of cases (150-199), while Alaska is the only state without a reported case. Thirty-seven deaths have…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a new report detailing data from Utah that points toward tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing vaping cartridges containing vitamin E acetate as the potential cause of the vaping-related lung injury outbreak. The data comes from 79…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Antibiotics are overprescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and particularly for mild-to-moderate disease, a large observational study reveals. "Antibiotic treatment brings both risks and benefits for patients," study coauthor Dr…
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Older adults with asthma or concurrent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—but not COPD alone—are less likely to be hospitalized for obstructive lung disease if they take an inhaled corticosteroid, according to a new study. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of inhaled…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its interim guidelines on the evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected vaping-related lung injury. The new guidance updates recommendations that were released in late August of 2019 which were based upon the limited data…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that as of October 1, 2019, the number of lung injury cases associated with vaping products has increased to 1080, with the death count increasing from 12 to 18. Further, according to the CDC, “the latest findings from the…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve AstraZeneca Plc's combination therapy to treat smoker's lung, the drugmaker said on Tuesday. AstraZeneca said that it will work closely with the FDA regarding next steps, including submitting results from an…
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By Manas Mishra and Saumya Joseph (Reuters) - People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. E-cigarettes…
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