Health

Hawaii Lawmakers Move To Eventually Ban Cigarettes Completely

A plan to eventually ban cigarettes entirely by raising the legal smoking age to 100, incrementally over the next five years could make Hawaii the first state in the US to do so. Hawaii has been leading the battle against…

FDA Issues Warning Over Young Blood Transfusions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning against treatments or procedures that involve transfusions of plasma from young donors. Injecting plasma from young blood donors is being marketed as a way to treat a variety of age-related…

FDA Issues Warning On Cancer Linked To Breast Implants

A new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been issued that concerns a rare cancer linked to breast implants. The warning applies to all types of breast implants and the FDA is recommending laboratory testing to…

Alphabet’s Verily To Develop Health-tracking Shoes

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), is reportedly interested in developing shoes that are able to track the wearer’s health. People familiar with the project say the company is currently looking for partners to co-develop the shoes and…

Measles Spark State Of Emergency In Washington State

A measles outbreak is currently spreading throughout parts of the Pacific Northwest. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has now declared a state of emergency in all counties of the state due to the outbreak. Inslee’s proclamation calls for agencies and departments…

Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary

According to new advice from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), an arm of the U.K’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, women can safely take the birth control pill without a seven-day break. Their guidelines have now been…

Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found that those who have a little extra body fat—especially around the belly—may also have a smaller brain size. More importantly, the study suggests that this could put some folks at…

Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit to study whether the latest Apple Watch and an app from the pharmaceutical company can be used to prevent strokes. According to the companies, the…

Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak scare is over! “This outbreak appears to be over,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Apparently people were becoming ill as early as October from an outbreak of E. coli. All in…

Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to acquire Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) in a deal valued at about $8 billion. The deal would be the biggest acquisition in the drugmaker’s 143-year history. According to reports, Deutsche…