Health groups call out tobacco marketing aimed at teens on social media

Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are paying so-called social media influencers — quasi-celebrities with large followings — to promote and market their products directly to young people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, according to a letter from more than 100 public health and tobacco-free organizations.  The Campaign for More...

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By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Ebola outbreak: Patients in Congo fear violence amid outbreak

Beni, Congo — A top United Nations official said there is a very high risk that Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak will spread. It has killed nearly 1,100 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter More...

By Tony Korbe On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Mississippi abortion law “smacks of defiance” says federal judge Carleton Reeves

Abortion bans create new legal issues A federal judge in Jackson, Mississippi said that the state’s controversial “fetal heartbeat” More...

By Tony Korbe On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Starbucks Manhattan No-Pest Strips: Lawsuit accuses coffee chain of using poisonous pesticide in stores

No-Pest strips that emit poisonous vapor were allegedly used to control fruit flies and other pests at Starbucks stores throughout Manhattan, posing safety risk to workers and customers, two lawsuits claim. Starbucks More...

By Tony Korbe On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Frenchman Vincent Lambert kept alive after United Nations appeal amid fierce debate in France over right to die

Paris — A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe. More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Purely Elizabeth recall: Granola and granola bars may contain foreign matter like glass, plastic or rocks

Purely Elizabeth is recalling a range of gluten-free granola sold by major retailers nationwide because they may be contaminated with foreign matter including glass, plastic or rocks. The Boulder, Colorado-based More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy: The world’s oldest pharmacy

Just off Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where a church of the same name has stood since 1360, sits another cathedral of sorts. It may not look like it from the outside but inside, it’s truly More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Breast Cancer rates can be lower woman’s breast cancer risk according to study by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

A new cancer study made headlines this week as researchers found that a low-fat diet helps reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. The findings of this large, long-term study could have life changing results More...

By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Half of Americans admit using swimming pool in lieu of shower

With summer right around the corner, Americans are ready to kick off a season of sunshine and swimming. But before you jump into the water, beware: a new report exposes some bad habits that contribute to dirty More...

By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Alabama abortion law: Gov. Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban today – live updates

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey just signed the state’s controversial near-total abortion ban. The new law is the most restrictive anti-abortion measure passed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided More...

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