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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection

Sep 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on...
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New York to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes by emergency order

Sep 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
The state would become the second in the country, behind Michigan, to ban the sale of fruit flavored e-cigarettes, which are popular with...
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Biohackers fell for a company selling hydrogen water, but many now say it's all a big scam

Sep 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
Trusii's hydrogen water machines were supposed to help users with their health problems, but customers claim the company is running a...
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Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Sep 14, 2019 , CardioSmart
Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and...
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SmileDirectClub jumps in second trading day, after disappointing IPO

Sep 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
SmileDirectClub surged more than 11% in midday trading Friday, recovering some losses after the company saw its shares plummet 28% during its disappointing market debut...
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New York City health chief sounds alarm on vaping rates among middle-school children

Sep 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, a pediatrician, said 1 in 15 middle-school students in the city said they currently use electronic...
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E-cigarette maker Juul's valuation 'coming down sharply'

Sep 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
The value of e-cigarette maker Juul in the private market is "coming down sharply," people familiar with the matter tell CNBC's David...
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FDA finds impurity in popular heartburn medicine Zantac that could cause cancer

Sep 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA has learned that Sanofi's heartburn medication Zantac carries a substance that could cause...
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Connecticut says 11 people have been hospitalized due to severe lung injury linked to vaping

Sep 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Connecticut public health officials joined the call for consumers to stop vaping after 11 people in the state have fallen ill with a lung...
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SmileDirectClub slides 28% after stock market debut

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The company priced its IPO at $23 per share Wednesday, raising $1.3 billion and valuing the online dentistry company at $8.9...
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Juul says it will keep running 'Make the Switch' ad campaign despite FDA concerns

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA sent Juul a warning letter this week about its campaign urging people to "Make the Switch" from cigarettes, but the company isn't backing...
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7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
New devices that use VR, robotics and other technologies have hit the market that help the elderly live longer, healthier lives. These innovations include VR headsets for seniors with Alzheimer's and cloud-enabled fall-detection...
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CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The investigation of a mysterious lung disease that has killed at least six people has narrowed to 380 "probable" and "confirmed" cases, the CDC said...
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Aurora Cannabis executive says he is 'very worried' about vaping situation in the US

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
"In Canada, it's very different, and we're heavily regulated by Health Canada, which is a good thing," Executive Chairman Michael Singer...
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At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Sep 13, 2019 , CardioSmart
Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office may help further identify those at high risk for heart...
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Group Exercise Helps Patients Recover After Stroke

Sep 13, 2019 , CardioSmart
Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac...
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GE's health unit wins first FDA clearance for A.I.-powered X-ray system

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA grants clearance to GE Healthcare's new artificial intelligence-powered X-ray device for patients suffering from a collapsed...
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CDC says teen vaping surges to more than 1 in 4 high school students

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
More than one in four U.S. high school students use e-cigarettes, as teen vaping hits another record despite efforts to control it, federal data...
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Whole Foods to cut health-care benefits for 1,900 part-time employees starting next year

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Less than 2% of its workforce, or 1,900 employees, will no longer be eligible for medical coverage in...
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Ex-FDA chief on vaping: Hooking new generation of kids not worth benefits to addicted adults

Sep 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
"The unfortunate thing is these products can be helpful in currently addicted adult smokers" transition from cigarettes to something less harmful, says Dr. Scott...
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