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Viewpoints: Ban Candy-Flavored E-Cigs To Protect Children From Dangers Of Big Tobacco; Lessons On Taking Care Of Refugees In Border Camps

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes To Protect Our Children Any adult knows that if you want to get a child’s attention, there is no enticement like candy. This currency of youth has become the weapon of choice for tobacco companies. They are making… Read More »

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he… Read More »

Doctors warn blood pressure patients: Keep taking the pills

The discovery has led to four batches of medication being withdrawn from pharmacies involving up to 165,000 pill packets. The drug, irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide, is designed to reduce high blood pressure, preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. The affected products are feared to have possible contamination from N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), used widely in industrial processes including the… Read More »