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Trump to meet with vaping industry, public health advocates as he mulls flavored e-cigarette ban

Vape consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners around the country hold a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump has scheduled a meeting Friday with vaping industry executives and public health… Read More »

London’s public spaces are rife with multidrug-resistant bacteria

Public spaces seem to contain drug resistant bacteriaBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images By Sam Wong Multidrug-resistant bacteria are dotted throughout London. From swabs taken across the city, nearly half of the samples with a common type of bacteria had a drug resistant strain. Hermine Mkrtchyan at the University of East London and her colleagues swabbed commonly touched… Read More »

One of the greatest public health risks of our time: ‘Loneliness is not an age thing’

“I cried and cried until I could cry no more. I would be ashamed to go out the next day because my eyes were so swollen.” About 100,000 older people struggle with loneliness, according to Alone Sean Moynihan (left), CEO Alone and Dr Keith Swanick. Photo: Arthur Carron One of the greatest public health risks… Read More »

Facebook debuts US blood donation tool, its latest public health move

On Wednesday, Facebook launched a blood donation feature in the United States to help users find places to donate blood in their area and be notified when a nearby blood donation center may be in need. The feature allows users to sign up to be blood donors in the “about” section of their profiles and… Read More »