PARIS: Doctors treating a patient with a rare lung disease usually caused by exposure to industrial metals say it may instead be the first case linked to vaping. Electronic cigarettes are sold as safer alternatives to traditional tobacco products and as aids to stop smoking. But they have been implicated in a growing number of recent deaths and health alerts, especially in the United States. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco said the patient had hard-metal pneumoconiosis, typically found in people exposed to metals such as cobalt or tungsten used in tool sharpening or diamond polishing. It causes a persistent cough and breathing difficulties, and leaves tell-tale scarring on lung tissue. Kirk Jones, Clinical Professor of Pathology at UCSF, said "this patient did not have any known exposure to hard metal, so we identified the use of an e-cigarette as a possible cause." The case study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, said that when researchers … [Read more...] about Vaping ain’t doing your lungs any good, may result in serious scarring of tissues
Email By Jacqueline Howard Updated December 09, 2019 19:58:47 Photo: The silhouette of a man vaping (Unsplash: Donn Gabriel Baleva / ABC News: Jacqueline Howard) Map: Australia Photo: The silhouette of a man vaping (Unsplash: Donn Gabriel Baleva / ABC News: Jacqueline Howard) In this explainer, we explore the questions and myths surrounding vaping. Photo: Smoky blue background (ABC News: Jacqueline Howard) There are a lot of vaping studies floating around the internet, and it's difficult to make sense of them all. So, we've done the hard reading for you and made this pocket guide to the truths and myths around vaping.We'll look at:- What's in vape liquids- What happens when you breathe them in- Investigate some common claims Photo: That’s almost the population of Canberra. (ABC News: Jacqueline Howard) According to the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), almost 300,000 Australians use e-cigarettes (vape). Photo: The number of Australians who vape … [Read more...] about What does vaping do to our bodies?
Video PlayerClose CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- It is not likely that a single e-cigarette brand caused the national outbreak of vaping-related lung diseases reported across the United States, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late Friday. Dank Vapes were the most commonly reported THC-containing product used by patients nationwide, although there are regional differences, the CDC said in the report. However, rather than a licensed product coming from one business, Dank is a class of largely counterfeit THC-containing products of unknown origin. CDC recommends that people should avoid vaping any products that contain THC, "particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers." Vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent used in some vaping products, is likely to be associated with EVALI, which refers to "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury." However, "many substances and … [Read more...] about No single e-cigarette brand responsible for vaping-related lung diseases: CDC report
US President Donald Trump has once again become the talk of Twitter - this time for the way he referred to son Barron. Trump, on Wednesday, said the government is looking to ban flavoured e-cigarettes considering a surge in underage vaping. He added that the issue concerns US First Lady Melania Trump as well. However, his statement about why Melania feels so strongly about it left Twitter scratching their heads.“I mean, she’s got a son — together — that is a beautiful, young man, and she feels very, very strongly about it,” he said. What’s left Twitter baffled is how Trump referred to son Barron, 13, as Melania’s son.Trump on Melania: "she’s got a son...that is a beautiful young man." pic.twitter.com/IiriBDNtVn— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) September 11, 2019 Twitter went into overdrive sharing reactions the statement.He’s such a bad dad. All those weekly golfing trips and I haven’t seen … [Read more...] about Donald Trump refers to Barron as ‘Melania’s son’. Twitter goes ‘huh?’
“Fires near me” was the number one trending search on Google, followed by the rugby and cricket world cups, federal election results, and Cameron Boyce (an American actor who died from an epileptic seizure aged 20 in July). Thanos and the Avengers: Endgame movie the character appeared in came in at six and seven. Danny Frawley, the AFL legend who died in a car crash the day after his 56th birthday in September, came in at eighth. The fall of the Berlin Wall (which happened in 1991) and the Christchurch shooting in March, where a white supremacist terrorist livestreamed himself killing 51 Muslim worshippers, rounded out the list of trending searches. Concern over bushfires had us turning to the search giant more than last year.Source:Supplied RELATED: Ad reveals chilling final Frawley message RELATED: Christchurch shooter hit with new charges Trending searches give an insight into the big moments of the year, but aren’t a perfect measurement as they compare … [Read more...] about Google reveals what we searched for this year, and ‘fires near me’ tops the list