Monthly Archives: September 2019

India bans e-cigarette sales and says there’s an ‘epidemic’ of kids vaping

India has banned e-cigarettes as US health inspectors investigate a series of deaths linked to vaping. Reuters reports that an executive order prohibits selling, producing, importing, or advertising e-cigarettes. First offenders could receive up to one year in prison and a 100,000 rupee ($1,400) fine; later violations could cost up to three years and 500,000… Continue reading

DeepMind’s health team joins Google Health

Over the last three years, DeepMind has built a team to tackle some of healthcare’s most complex problems—developing AI research and mobile tools that are already having a positive impact on patients and care teams. Today, with our healthcare partners, the team is excited to officially join the Google Health family. Under the leadership of… Continue reading

VA puts regional director on leave after veteran found covered in ants at assisted-living facility

VA puts regional director on leave after veteran found covered in ants at assisted-living facility Continue reading

Vaping Flavorpocalypse Comes to New York as State Health Authorities Order Emergency Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at a Sept. 9, 2019 press conference.Photo: Seth Wenig (AP)The New York state Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved an emergency ban of all vaping products with flavors other than tobacco or menthol—and have doubtless started a mad rush on mint, mango, creme, and countless other… Continue reading

Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries

Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor We face two major threats today: one to the health of our planet and the other to our own. The U.N. says the global population will… Continue reading

An Indigenous Group Famous for Its Heart Health Started Using Cooking Oil—and Began Gaining Weight

A Tsimané man carrying bananas. Photo: APA group of indigenous people in Bolivia are famous for their healthy hearts, but a new study shows that they are experiencing higher rates of obesity after the introduction of processed cooking oils to their diet.The Tsimané are an indigenous group based in the South American country of Bolivia.… Continue reading

She Begged Them to Take Away His Police Revolver. Then It Happened.

As soon as Eileen Echeverria saw detectives walking up to her home in a quiet Long Island hamlet, she said she knew why they had come.For more than two months, Ms. Echeverria, the sister of a New York Police Department officer, pleaded with department supervisors for them to take away her older brother’s service weapon.… Continue reading

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He’ll Declare Health Emergency to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul pods on sale in New York, December 2018.Photo: Seth Wenig (AP)Following a surge in mysterious vaping-related illnesses associated with at least six deaths and renewed focus on skyrocketing teen use, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that his office is now seeking emergency regulations that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes… Continue reading

Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Dead at 86

Obituaries|Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Is Dead at 86The actress, who won a Tony in 1962 for her role in the musical “Subways Are for Sleeping,” also raised millions of dollars to help women in entertainment deal with health problems.ImagePhyllis Newman, left, with Orson Bean in the Broadway production of “Subways Are for Sleeping.”CreditCreditPhotofestPublished… Continue reading

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