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Michigan has become the first state to announce a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes after the state’s health department found that vaping has been declared as an epidemic and more and more young people getting affecting by vaping. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the ban on Tuesday, which has been implemented since Wednesday.
Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has left one person dead and 12 others sickened. However, attorney Chris Stewart said that more people might have been exposed to the disease, causing a nationwide problem. Public health officials are investigating 75 cases, of which, 12 are confirmed and others are suspected.
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issued a warning to the public against purchasing three so-called natural health products – such as Skinny Lolita, Xtreme Candy, and an unlabeled product – because they were found to contain prescription drugs. They may cause unwanted side effects if taken inappropriately.
A Long Beach restaurant, Brixx & Barley, has temporarily been shut down due to a potential salmonella outbreak, while health officials are investigating the outbreak and awaiting more test results. Salmonella is a foodborne disease and is typically transmitted during warmer months, causing symptoms such as cramping and diarrhea.
US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to reveal its healthcare plan as early as September, as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy, according to the Wall Street Journal. His healthcare plan would present an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which has been challenged by Republicans.
According to one White House official, President Donald Trump intends to “indict and impugn” the health-care proposals by Democrats who support Medicare-for-all. Trump has been promising to come up with a GOP healthcare plan to curb the Democratic moment on this issue. The president has always mocked the Medicare-for-all plan.
Infant and maternal health has been supported through World Breastfeeding Week. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) teams up with WHO, UNICEF, and other organizations to support this year’s theme – “Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding.”