Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from authorities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

Health

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

Health

Canada to ban vaping ads aimed at youth

Concerned by a sudden rise in youth vaping, Canada's health minister on Thursday announced a ban on advertising for vaping products targeting young people.

Diabetes

Why people buy, trade, donate medications on the black market

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the "black market" for medicines and supplies, new research shows. Scientists at University of Utah Health ...

Health

22 years old and on the brink of death from vaping

With a raging fever, vomiting and diarrhea, Gregory Rodriguez thought he had some kind of bug when he checked himself into the emergency room at a New York hospital in September.

Health

Belgium reports first death from vaping

An 18-year-old man died in Belgium of respiratory failure that authorities on Thursday attributed to vaping and a mixture of harmful products in an e-cigarette.

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