Tag Archives: Cause

Factbox: Vaping-related illnesses cause 15 U.S. deaths; Virginia, New Jersey latest

(Reuters) – Virginia, New Jersey and Nebraska reported one death each from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, state public health officials said, bringing the total number of fatalities to 15 across 13 U.S. states. (bit.ly/2oSM9l7) A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S.,… Read More »

State’s Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air

Mary Walker, EPA administrator, Region 4, Atlanta. Georgia Environmental Protection Division: “State Officials Approve Plan to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions at Smyrna Plant.” Sterigenics: “Sterigenics Comments on Receipt of Georgia EPDs Approval of Voluntary Enhancement Plans.” Sterigenics, SIP Permit Application, July 30, 2019. Kevin Chambers, public information officer, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta. Georgia Open… Read More »

Police violence deemed leading cause of death in men, Black men fare worst

The Louisville Courier Journal reported that of 130,999 traffic stops in Louisville from 2016 to 2018 where citations were given, African Americans were disproportionately stopped and three times as likely to be searched as white drivers. According to a new study on life expectancy and mortality within the nation, researchers found that excessive force by… Read More »

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection 

New York resident dies of a rare tickborne disease that can cause fatal brain infection A person in Hudson Valley, New York, has died from Powassan virus disease  The virus is carried by deer ticks, which are common in the Eastern US, and cases in humans are rarely reported but on the rise  In 2009… Read More »

Medical News Today: Hospital flies carry enough ‘bugs’ of their own to cause infection

In a new study, researchers collected flies and other flying insects from seven hospitals in the United Kingdom to analyze their potential for carrying harmful bacteria. The conclusion? These insects carry enough bacteria to cause infections — even some drug-resistant ones. Flies and other flying insects can bring very harmful bacteria into hospitals, new research… Read More »