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Rare polio-like illness on the rise

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (KARE) – Six children from Minnesota have been diagnosed with a rare but potentially severe condition that causes weakness or even paralysis in the arms and legs. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the six cases have been …

CDC eyes skyrocketing JUUL sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – Walk into just about any high school bathroom in the country and you can smell it, a sickeningly sweet mix of fruit, mint and mango. It’s not air freshener. It’s vaping liquid from JUUL pods, sleek e-cigarettes …

CDC recorded 80,000 flu deaths in 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Last year’s flu season was the deadliest one in decades. In an interview with the Associated Press, the director of the CDC said an estimated 80,000 Americans died from the flu, including 180 kids. That’s the most in …

FDA takes on teen vaping

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – The Food and Drug Administration has a stern warning for America’s youth: Do not use e-cigarettes! The FDA unveiled the “Real Cost” campaign Tuesday, which will target over 10 million kids ages 12 to 17 and focus …

Study finds sharp rise in STDs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SNN) – A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says sexually transmitted disease diagnoses have been on the rise annually since 2013. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 2.3 million cases in 2017, …

FDA cracking down on illegal e-cigarette sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBCNC) – Federal regulators say youth e-cigarette use has reached epidemic levels and is cracking down on illegal sales to minors. The Food and Drug Administration has sent 1,300 warning letters to retailers for selling e-cigarette products to teenagers. Most …