FDA opens criminal probe of vaping deaths as health officials search for cause

The Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal probe into the cause of a mysterious vaping-related lung disease that has sickened 530 people and killed seven, an agency official said Thursday. The agency’s Office of Criminal Investigations opened a probe “shortly after” people started falling ill, Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, told reporters on a call Thursday.   “OCI has special investigative skills and the focus of their work is to identify what is making people sick, as well as a focus on the supply chain,”…

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Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6 million cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years – WHO

] The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to…

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‘Lifestyle changes root cause for diseases’

Several doctors and academics strongly felt that India can progress well when the people are healthy in all aspects. They said complete physical fitness and mental fitness of individuals would lead to more production and put the country in path of rapid development. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University and Pradhama Multi Speciality Hospital-Visakhapatnam organised a seminar ‘Health is All’ on the university campus on Thursday to create awareness among the healthy food habits and preventive medical check-up. University Vice-Chancellor Miriyala Chandraiah said less physical activity and ignoring healthy food habits were…

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