Tag Archives: Deaths

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed nations, and rising deaths from alcohol-related liver disease may be partly to blame, researchers say. Analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that U.S. deaths… Read More »

Number of lung injuries linked to vaping jumps to 805, with 12 deaths confirmed

The number of cases of lung injury deemed at least probably attributable to vaping rose to 805 as of Sept. 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, up from 530 the previous week. The CDC reported that cases have cropped up in 46 states, a majority of which — 67% — are… Read More »

Food allergies: Tougher labelling law to prevent deaths

Stronger food labelling laws are being proposed to prevent further deaths of people with allergies. All packaged food such as sandwiches and salads could be required to list the full ingredients. It comes after the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, of Fulham, London, who suffered an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette in… Read More »