‘Popcorn lung’ may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say

A Canadian teenager who used e-cigarettes developed a near-fatal lung condition that does not resemble the vaping-related illnesses that have swept the United States. Doctors say the 17-year-old boy’s case looks more like “popcorn lung,” an injury once seen in factory workers who breathed in a chemical used to create a butter flavor.The previously healthy…

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Fresh Thyme blackberries linked to hepatitis A outbreak in 3 states: officials

Hepatitis A: How is it spread?Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if you’re exposedA hepatitis A outbreak that’s affecting residents in at least three states – Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin – is possibly linked to fresh blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmers…

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Canadian teen developed ‘popcorn lung’ type injury from vaping: report

By Julie Steenhuysen(Reuters) – Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the “popcorn lung” injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn.The case, published on Thursday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, involved a…

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Multi-State Hepatitis A Cases Traced To Berries Sold At Fresh Thyme Grocery Stores

November 20, 2019 at 8:03 pmLINCOLN, Neb. (AP/KDKA) – Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says in a news release Wednesday that the outbreak began several…

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FDA: Hepatitis A cases traced to berries sold in multiple states including Ohio

File photo of blackberry harvest collecting (Storyblocks) File photo of blackberry harvest collecting (Storyblocks) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says in…

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