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FDA says eyeing future regulation on e-cigarette flavors
5 May 2016 at 10:46am
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials, who on Thursday announced a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under age 18, said they will look at potential future regulations on flavors used in the products as more data becomes available. Mitch Zeller, head of the Food and Drug Administration's center for tobacco products, said the agency would review data on how many addicted smokers and tobacco users have actually been able to quit using e-cigarettes with flavors before making decisions on any flavor regulations. ...
White House calls FDA e-cigarettes move a 'common sense' proposal
5 May 2016 at 10:44am
The White House called the Food and Drug Administration move on Thursday to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and cigars to anyone under age 18 and impose other regulations a "common sense proposal" that helps the public health and safety of Americans. "This is a common sense proposal carefully considered by the FDA," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing, saying FDA scientists took "care and caution and concern" in implementing the rule effectively and fairly. "This is something that our scientists believe would have a tangible impact on the basic public health and safety of the American people, particularly America's children," Earnest added.
See the Amazing Role That Posture Plays in Pain Relief
5 May 2016 at 10:43am
By: Pete EgoscueWatch episode four of the new video series "Becoming Pain Free," to follow one man's journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally with the help of the Egoscue Method.Severe or chronic pain affects nearly 50 million American adults, reports a new study prepared by National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary...
Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system : reports
5 May 2016 at 10:22am
Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner's office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince's death remained undetermined.
Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend must sway judge on incompetence claim
5 May 2016 at 10:11am
By Dan Levine and Lisa Richwine SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sumner Redstone's much-discussed mental status will be dissected in public during a trial set to start on Friday, as an ex-girlfriend tries to convince a Los Angeles judge that the 92-year-old media mogul is incompetent in the culmination of a salacious, months-long legal drama. If the former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, succeeds, the outcome could set off a chain of events taking majority control of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp out of Redstone's hands, which could alter the course of the two media giants. The law requires the court to presume Redstone is competent, putting the burden of proof on Herzer, 51, to show the multi-billionaire lacked mental capacity in October when he removed her as his designated health care agent.
FDA Issues New Regulations for E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products
5 May 2016 at 10:10am
E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced today. The FDA announced a plan to regulate e-cigarettes two years ago, but these are the first concrete regulations issued. The new rules affect not only e-cigarettes but more traditional tobacco products, including cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.
Is water birth safe for babies?
5 May 2016 at 9:28am
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Giving birth in water is becoming more popular, particularly among women seeking an alternative to a medicated or hospital birth experience. Researchers analyzed data from 29 previously published studies and found no significant differences between water births and other delivery methods in terms of complications, infant mortality or admissions to intensive care. Most of these studies were small, however, and didn?t show any advantages of water births, either.
US bans sale of e-cigarettes, cigars to those under 18
5 May 2016 at 9:21am
The United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. "As cigarette smoking among those under 18 has fallen, the use of other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, has taken a drastic leap," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors
5 May 2016 at 9:19am
By Caroline Humer and Clarece Polke NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday took their first steps to crack down on e-cigarettes and cigars, increasingly popular among American youth, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of preventing a new generation from becoming hooked on nicotine. The Food and Drug Administration's action brought regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco in line with existing rules for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco. Wall Street analysts expect the regulation to herald a new wave of consolidation led by big tobacco companies.
Time for a Life Audit
5 May 2016 at 8:25am
Very rarely do we have time in daily life to be still and reflect on who we are, who we want to be, what we want, and what type of connection and relationships we want so we soldier on and carry on through the motions... this is called existing!Life is busy and sometimes we forget to look up and often we get caught up in always "doing" instead...
Gaining Weight? Maybe This Is Why
5 May 2016 at 8:24am
I have never had an issue with my weight, as I've always been active and healthy, but over the past year, the year before turning 40 my weight constantly fluctuated. Sometimes my clothes were far too tight due to weight gain and there were also times where my jeans had no intention of traveling past my thighs! Being a Wellness and Life Coach...
Artificial vision device may help nearly-blind people
5 May 2016 at 8:18am
The OrCam artificial vision device uses a camera attached to any pair of glasses to recognize objects and then communicate that to the wearer through an earpiece, according to a report in JAMA Opthalmology. "If patients have advanced (eye) disease which is beyond medical and surgical therapy and they have lost their ability to read, I think the OrCam is at least one instrument they may wish to use to be more independent," said senior researcher Dr. Mark Mannis, of the University of California Davis Eye Center in Sacramento. About 2 percent of people in the U.S. have low vision, which is usually caused by eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI).
A Letter to My Single Self
5 May 2016 at 8:16am
Whether I am sitting in my office with an individual or with a couple, I have found that people seeking answers to these insightful questions:Who am I?What am I supposed to do with my life?What fulfills me?How will I know when I've found "the one"?Who am I now that I've committed myself to another person?How do I not lose myself in this...
How your phone might give your kid a short attention span
5 May 2016 at 8:14am
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Parents who turn to smartphones and tablets to break up the tedium of caring for an infant around the clock may be teaching their babies to have a short attention span, a small study suggests. In other words, babies learn to focus better when their parents aren?t distracted, said lead study author Chen Yu, a brain science researcher at Indiana University at Bloomington. ?If parents join a child?s attention on a toy object, children are more likely to show longer attention on the target object compared with cases that parents don?t show any attention or interest,? Yu said by email.
Buffett Unwise to Ignore Coke's Obesity Link
5 May 2016 at 8:06am
Warren Buffett is undoubtedly a smart and savvy investor. In 2015, Fortune reported that Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's stock had gained 1,826,163 percent in value over the 50 years of his stewardship. A share of Berkshire Hathaway was trading for $219,000 last week.He is not so smart when it comes to nutrition and health as he once again...