Ontario teen’s vaping injury consistent with ‘popcorn lung,’ study suggests

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5288112.1568819612!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vaping.JPG An Ontario teen who was put on life-support with a severe vaping-related illness may be the first documented case of a different form of damage linked to e-cigarettes, according to a study published Thursday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Read more …

‘Not stalled’: Trump plans Friday meet with vaping stakeholders

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5367360.1574295485!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vaping-in-the-us-e-cigarettes.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump will host a meeting on vaping at the White House on Friday with a range of groups, including industry and public health representatives, a White House spokesperson said on Wednesday, as his administration considers calls to Read more …

Porch thieves make off with $5,100 in medical supplies meant for Saskatoon boy with rare condition

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5367138.1574289759!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/doorbell-thieves.jpg A Saskatoon family is at a loss after thousands of dollars of medical bandages “essential” to their sons health were stolen from their porch on Tuesday. The bandages were for Leo, who is almost two years old. He was Read more …

Windsor mother says deep cuts to disability services will be ‘detrimental’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5365160.1574191012!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/wdr-joshuaknight.JPG Shirley Knight is worried cuts coming to disability services will be “detrimental” to her two sons who both have cerebral palsy and rely heavily on funding from the province. Aside from monthly Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) cheques of about Read more …

‘It’s literally life or death’: Students say university dragging feet on mental health services

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5363484.1574095769!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/u-of-t-student-suicide-protest.JPG It’s the beginning of the semester at the University of Toronto’s downtown St. George Campus, and there are about three dozen students sitting on the floor of the school’s computer science building, making signs that say things like: “Again?” Read more …

New York latest state to sue e-cigarette maker Juul for allegedly targeting minors

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5365494.1574199583!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/juul-vaping-advertising-e-cigarette.jpg New York has joined the ranks of U.S. states suing the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit Tuesday against San Read more …

U.S. doctors group calls for total ban on vaping, e-cigarette products

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5365494.1574199583!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/juul-vaping-advertising-e-cigarette.jpg The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. The AMA is urging regulators and Read more …

Colchicine cuts odds of new heart attack, stroke in heart attack survivors

https://i.cbc.ca/1.2576346.1395095028!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/ecg-patient.jpg The inflammation-fighting drug colchicine, already a treatment for gout, dramatically reduces the odds of future cardiovascular problems in people who have just survived a heart attack, a large new study has concluded. While 7.1 per cent of patients who took placebo Read more …