Jennifer Lee

December 22, 2019
FDA Warns Popular Nerve Pain Drugs Gabapentin, Pregabalin Linked To Serious Breathing Problems & Deaths – CBS New York

FDA Warns Popular Nerve Pain Drugs Gabapentin, Pregabalin Linked To Serious Breathing Problems & Deaths – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a troubling new warning about popular nerve pain medications – saying the drugs could cause severe breathing problems and even death.The FDA released the warning on Thursday for the medi…
December 22, 2019
Richmond airport travelers, Midlothian clinic visitors may have been exposed to measles, officials warn – WTVR CBS 6 News

Richmond airport travelers, Midlothian clinic visitors may have been exposed to measles, officials warn – WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. — Health officials issued a warning Saturday for folks who may have come in contact with a person with measles this week in Henrico and Chesterfield counties. “Central Virginia area health officials are mounting a coordinated effort to identify…
December 21, 2019
Flu, widespread in 30 states, blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths this season, CDC reports – USA TODAY

Flu, widespread in 30 states, blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths this season, CDC reports – USA TODAY

The flu is widespread in 30 states and has claimed almost 2,000 deaths this season, including 19 children, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly every state reports elevated activity, the CDC said in its weekly update Friday. Th…
December 21, 2019
Worker Safety Agency Takes Aim At Silica Dust : Shots – Health News – NPR

Worker Safety Agency Takes Aim At Silica Dust : Shots – Health News – NPR

The Department of Labor's workplace safety agency is getting ready to take new action to reduce workers' exposure to dangerous silica dust that can irreparably damage the lungs. But the agency's new program doesn't give special attention to the kitchen and b…
December 21, 2019
This Scientist Got Brain Surgery to Fight His Alcohol Addiction – Futurism

This Scientist Got Brain Surgery to Fight His Alcohol Addiction – Futurism

World-renowned infectious disease specialist Frank Plummer once drank 20 ounces of whiskey every night before bed a habit that led to chronic liver failure and an organ transplant in 2014. But even the liver transplant wasnt enough to curb Plummers alcohol a…
December 20, 2019
Vaping-associated lung injuries can be attributed to vitamin E acetate, CDC says – The Verge

Vaping-associated lung injuries can be attributed to vitamin E acetate, CDC says – The Verge

The outbreak peaked in September, and has been declining since Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The outbreak of vaping-associated lung injuries this summer and fall can officially be attributed to vitamin E acetate in THC-containing vaping products, …
December 20, 2019
Millions sickened with the flu as virus activity picks up across the U.S. – NBCNews.com

Millions sickened with the flu as virus activity picks up across the U.S. – NBCNews.com

The flu continues to spread across the U.S., with elevated activity in nearly every state. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported widespread flu in 30 states mostly on the West Coast, along the southern border, and in the Mid-Atlan…
December 20, 2019
What if you knew a cookie would take 20 minutes to run off? – The Detroit News

What if you knew a cookie would take 20 minutes to run off? – The Detroit News

New York Would you put down that bag of chips if you saw it had 170 calories? What if the label said it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off those calories? Health experts for years have pushed for clearer food labeling to empower people to make bett…
December 20, 2019
Health Dept.: Mumps on the rise in Maricopa County – FOX 10 News Phoenix

Health Dept.: Mumps on the rise in Maricopa County – FOX 10 News Phoenix

PHOENIX - Health officials say Maricopa County is experiencing a community-wide outbreak of mumps, which is a contagious disease that can lead to serious consequences. “This is the first community-wide mumps outbreak that Maricopa County has seen in decades …