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Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

New evidence has been found that air pollution can breach a mother’s placenta and potentially reach fetuses in the womb, raising the possibility of future health problems. Researchers found that when pregnant women breathe in black carbon pollution — created by the combustion of fossil fuels, such as in diesel-powered cars or the burning of…MORE

Two more Eastern equine encephalitis deaths reported in Michigan

Two more Eastern equine encephalitis deaths reported in Michigan

Four additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, including two deaths, have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. The mosquito-borne virus, more often known as EEE, is a rare but potentially fatal illness. Michigan has confirmed seven total EEE cases, including three deaths, officials said. “Michigan is…MORE

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes

New York state health officials voted Tuesday to carry out Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive action to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes. This ban would stand for 90 days as a piece of emergency legislation. It would need to be renewed to continue. The only two flavors customers will be able to buy are tobacco…MORE

The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here’s why

The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here’s why

An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a “public health crisis.” President Donald Trump’s administration moved to ban e-cigarette flavors and there are warnings to avoid vaping altogether, and…MORE

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

Making cookies with Gold Medal flour this week? It may be best to check the date before you bake. On Monday, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recall applies to five-pound bags stamped with a “better if used by” date…MORE

At-home rape kits now off the market

At-home rape kits now off the market

Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections and two state attorneys general threatened the companies with legal action. The PRESERVEkit, which was previously being sold on Amazon, is now listed as “currently unavailable.” On Friday, the website for the…MORE