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Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Sponsored Links Abbott The FDA has scrambled to allow numerous COVID-19 tests in a bid to control the pandemic, but one of the latest may represent a big step forward in technology fighting the disease. Abbott has received emergency use authorization for a variant of its toaster-sized ID NOW lab-in-a-box that can provide positive results …

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FDA warns hospitals about security flaws in some GE medical equipment

Sponsored Links FS Productions via Getty Images Some GE medical equipment have vulnerabilities that make them easy to tamper with, according to the FDA. The agency has warned hospitals and healthcare providers that a third-party cybersecurity firm has identified flaws in certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Server models. Hospitals use these …

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WSJ: FDA vape ban will target fruit flavored pods

Sponsored Links A Juul e-cigarette and pods are seen in this picture illustration taken September 16, 2018. Ronen Zvulun / Reuters A few days ago, the FDA officially raised the minimum age of sale for tobacco products from 18 to 21, and according to a Wall Street Journal report, it’s close to announcing a new …

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FDA clears an interoperable, automated insulin pump

Sponsored Links Tandem Diabetes Care It might soon be decidedly easier for Americans to manage diabetes — the FDA has approved the sale of an interoperable, automated insulin pump for the first time. Tandem Diabetes Care’s updated t:slim X2 can pair with a Dexcom G6 glucose monitor to dynamically adjust your insulin levels and keep …

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Here’s why you should never use decorative contact lenses—in graphic pictures

Enlarge Getty / Aurich Lawson Unless you’d like to keep the pirate look going, it’s best to avoid costume contact lenses this Halloween. Like every October, health authorities and medical organizations want to remind you that the decorative, over-the-counter lenses are not only illegal, they’re also terrible for your eyes. And they’re not telling tall …

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CDC refines definition of vaping-linked illnesses, lowers case count

Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. Getty | Picture alliance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and revised the national tally of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes, aka vaping, dropping the count from 450 possible cases to 380 confirmed and probable cases, the agency announced late Thursday. The new …

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Some CBD extracts are totally legal, DEA confirms

Enlarge / A marijuana leaf. Getty | Bloomberg The US Drug Enforcement Administration cleared the air around cannabis Monday, reaffirming its plans to expand cannabis research and confirming that some products containing the popular cannabis-derived component cannabidiol (CBD) are now legal. Three years ago, the agency said it wanted to expand cannabis research by letting …

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The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opiate Crisis

</header> <strong>The opioid epidemic is the new devil Bitcoin is being blamed for inflaming, to be added to the already long list of heinous crimes crypto is supposedly responsible for, like terrorism, money laundering, and trafficking. While it’s painfully clear that the U.S. dollar is a much more common tool for these unethical and illicit …

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Deadly superbug outbreak in humans linked to antibiotic spike in cows

Enlarge Getty | Sebastien Bozon A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by a sharp rise in the use of certain antibiotics in cows a year earlier, infectious disease investigators reported this week. From June 2018 to March of 2019, officials …

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Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC says [Updated]

Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Getty | Bloomberg Update, August 23, 2019 (3pm ET): In a press briefing hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, health officials reported that the count of severe lung disease linked to …

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