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Third e-cigarette death prompts CDC warning

Third e-cigarette death prompts CDC warning

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A third person has died after using an e-cigarette product, reports say. The death of an unidentified person with a history of vaping resulted from a severe lung injury, the Indiana State Health Department announced Thursday. This death comes amid a nationwide investigation into widespread illnesses in e-cigarette users and a lung condition that appears to be connected to their use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- along with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health officials -- began investigating illnesses that might be related to e-cigarette throughout the United States on Aug. 1. To date, 450 confirmed or suspected cases of illnesses connected to vaping products have been reported in 33 states, CDC officials told reporters during a te...
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

Health
A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers - in Iran and the UK - said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a day.They suggest giving it to everyone over a certain age in poorer countries, where doctors have fewer options and are less able to assess individuals.Coronary heart disease and stroke are the top two causes of death worldwide, killing more than 15 million people a year. Smoking, obesity and doing little exercise all increase the risk of an unhealthy heart. The study, published in the Lancet, was based in more than 100 villages in Iran...
Steve Smith: Australia batsman ruled out of third Ashes Test

Steve Smith: Australia batsman ruled out of third Ashes Test

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Australia batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test after suffering a concussion.Smith, 30, was hit in the neck by a 92mph bouncer from Jofra Archer on day four of the second Test, but passed an initial concussion test and returned to continue his innings.Coach Justin Langer confirmed his absence after Smith sat out Australia's training session on Tuesday. Smith has scored 142, 144 and 92 in his three innings so far in the series.It has not been confirmed who will replace Smith in the Australia team fo...
A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

Entertainment
US rapper A$ AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.The 30-year-old music star - real name Rakim Mayers - was arrested on suspicion of assault earlier this month, which caused him to miss his headline performance at Wireless Festival in north London. Mayers was in the Swedish capital for another gig at the time of the alleged incident on 30 June, which his lawyer has said was "a self-defence situation". Image: The rapper said he and his team were followed in Stockholm by two men Videos published on social media show a person being violently thrown on to the ground by a man, allegedly Mayers, but it was not clear who else was involved.He and his bodyguards w...
Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Business
Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government's decision to approve plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. Five councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan brought the action after MPs backed the plans in June. The campaigners said the runway would effectively create a "new airport", having a "severe" impact on Londoners.But judges rejected the arguments, ruling the plans were lawful.John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: "This verdict will not reduce the impact on local communities from increased noise and air pollution, nor will it resolve Heathrow Ltd's financial difficulties or the economic weakness in their expansion plans." Heathrow plan 'will be like third airport' ...