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On Wednesday, in the Oval Office conference, President Trump said his administration would consider a ban on non-tobacco flavored vaping products. However, the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News said that it would take time and it is a long way off to implement such a ban because companies developing e-cigarettes may protest.
T. Boone Pickens Jr., the Texas oil-and-gas tycoon, died on September 11 at his home in Dallas at 91, confirmed his spokesman and chief of staff, Jay Rosser. He had several health issues and a few episodes of strokes and suffered from head injuries in 2017. He announced his retirement in January 2018 due to poor health.
Daniel Johnston, the famous cult US indie-music pioneer, died on Wednesday due to a heart attack at 58. His manager Jeff Tartakov confirmed the news of his death. Johnston was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in the early 90s and spent a lot of time in psychiatric institutions. He also had diabetes, kidney issues, and hydrocephalus.
Jarrid Wilson, California church leader, writer and mental health counselor died by suicide on Tuesday at the age of 30. He was a megachurch pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. He often used to post his mental health struggles on his social media accounts. Along with his wife, Juli, Wilson co-founded a mental health organization called Anthem of Hope.
The long-time Cleveland Cavalier’s play-by-play announcer, Fred McLeod, died suddenly on Monday night at 67. However, the team did not mention the details about the cause of his death. He served at a TV announcer for Cavs on FOX Sports Ohio since 2006 and he was about to serve for the 14th consecutive season.
Neiron Ball, ex-Raiders linebacker, had died at the age of 27 after suffering from a rare brain condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on Tuesday. He had an aneurysm rupture due to AVM almost a year ago, which made him go into a medically induced coma.
The CDC said that the current salmonella outbreak, which has been linked to backyard poultry, has sickened more than 1,000 Americans, hospitalized 175, and killed two across 49 states. More than 24 percent of those cases involved young children. The CDC advises people with backyard poultry to avoid eating and drinking around flock and wash their hands thoroughly after touching chickens.