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  • House Call: Nicotine is still nicotine, no matter the delivery system, and it’s still bad for you

    The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …


  • SAfrican official: Mandela better from pneumonia

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s …


  • EPA to tighten standards for soot pollution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount …


  • Boehringer Ingelheim to pay $95M in settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $95 million to settle allegations that the company promoted three drugs for uses that were not medically accepted, the government announced …


  • Suit: Fired staffer doubted 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • Suit: Man fired for doubting 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • Officials: 8 infants exposed to TB at CA hospital

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials said Tuesday it’s unlikely the babies will …


  • Fire south of Spokane spreads

    The Apache Pass wildfire burning about 40 miles southwest of Spokane spread overnight as more than 100 firefighters worked to contain 18,000 burning acres.


  • Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients …


  • French singer Hallyday hospitalized for bronchitis

    PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, the French entertainer famed for his Elvis-like style and gravelly voice, was briefly hospitalized with a severe case of bronchitis, his producer said. The hospitalization …


  • China’s chaotic health care drives patient attacks

    HENGYANG, China (AP) — Dr. Chen Yuna had just eaten her lunch and was seated at her desk updating patients’ medical records when a masked man entered her office. He …


  • New AIDS-like disease in Asians, not contagious

    Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected …