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Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk

Smoking during pregnancy hasbeen linked to a higher chance of the child havingattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

Fourth bacterial infection death reported at South Carolina hospital

A patient who contracted a rarebacterial infection during surgery at a South Carolina hospitaldied last week, bringing the...

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found genefragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)virus in air from a barn housing...

U.S. judge tosses FDA panel report on menthol cigarettes

A federal judge ruled on Monday infavor of two tobacco companies that challenged a 2011 U.S. Foodand Drug Administration...

Poland to challenge EU ban on menthol cigarettes

Poland will appeal to Europe's top courtover a European Union ban on flavored tobacco products, sayingit will be unfairly...

Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds

A Florida jury has awarded thewidow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years agorecord punitive damages of more...

Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

Three more people in Colorado have beendiagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with aninfected dog whose owner...

Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growth

Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalersto children with asthma may suppress their growth, according totwo systematic reviews...

U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesdaythere was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety lapses atgovernment laboratories dealing...

U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap

A congressional panel probing themishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories willtry to determine if U.S....

U.S. inspectors find further anthrax violations, mishandling

A second U.S. investigation into the anthraxbreach at federal laboratories found major safety lapses, fromkeys left in supposedly...

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

In the wake of disclosures that top governmentlabs mishandled anthrax, smallpox and avian flu, U.S. healthauthorities are...

U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing

A U.S. congressional committee saidon Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses thisweek about dangerous lapses...

FDA recommendations on tobacco grants prompt transparency concerns

Last year the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration recommended that millions of dollars in researchgrants be awarded to scientists...

Mustaches may raise burn risk with home oxygen therapy

A new case report from U.Sdoctors suggests that men who use home oxygen therapy shouldconsider a clean-shaven look to reduce...

WTC cleanup workers may renew health claims -U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court in New York hasrevived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensationfor their alleged exposure...

Man diagnosed with rare pneumonic plague in Colorado

A Colorado man diagnosed with pneumonicplague, a rare form of the disease that is also the mostlife-threatening, is the state's...

CORRECTED-As millions vape, e-cigarette researchers count puffs, scour Facebook

One team of researchers assessing therisks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken byvolunteer "vapers." Another...

Asthma inhaler lodged in chest highlights importance of warning labels

A new case report from Franceoffers a reminder of why people who use medical devices likeasthma inhalers should take warnings...

WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

China must separate the conflictingpromotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly toreduce smoking-related...

Wealthier teens more likely to smoke hookah: study

Wealthier high school studentsmay be more likely to try smoking hookah, according to a newstudy. The water-pipe device with...

As millions vape, e-cigarette researchers count puffs, scour Facebook

One team of researchers assessing therisks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken byvolunteer "vapers." Another...

Target tuberculosis in rich world as model for poor - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) onThursday launched an ambitious plan for rich countries tosharply reduce tuberculosis...

U.S. CDC tests suggest anthrax exposures 'highly unlikely'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention is advising some employees to stop taking antibioticsto ward off a possible...

Patients recruited for vital studies on Saudi MERS virus

Saudi Arabia says it has recruitedpatients for a crucial study on the source of the deadly MERSvirus, acknowledging it is...

CDC didn't heed own lessons from 2004 anthrax scare

When a Maryland labaccidentally sent a batch of live anthrax to a children'shospital in California in 2004, the U.S. Centers...

New Jersey may be first state to ban smoking on beaches, in parks

New Jersey could become the first statein the nation to ban cigarettes, cigars and other tobaccoproducts in all public parks...

Philip Morris seeks review of EU tobacco law

Marlboro cigarette maker Philip MorrisInternational is seeking to challenge Europe's new laws ontobacco products, the latest...

Few lifestyle factors influence sperm shape and size: study

For couples struggling withinfertility, there are few lifestyle changes men can make toimprove the size and shape of their...

Bigger health warnings for Thai cigarette packs

Cigarette packs in Thailand will be 85percent covered with graphic health warnings and a quit smokinghotline telephone number...

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