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Teen e-cigarette use surged 75 percent in the past year, threatening booming US market

Sep 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
Over the past year, the number of high school students who have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has skyrocketed about 75 percent, preliminary federal...
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Sloan Kettering's cozy deal with start-up ignites a new uproar

Sep 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
Paige.AI promised to transform how cancer is diagnosed with application of AI and health care. Their advantage, though, was access to 25 million patient tissue slides through Sloan Kettering as well as investors from the cancer center holding stake in the start-up. The arrangement has sparked outrage and caused resignations, The New York Times...
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Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060

Sep 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
The number of people projected to have Alzheimer's disease or dementia in the United States is expected to double by 2060, says a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USAToday...
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Here's how Trump-era politics are affecting worker morale – and what managers can do about it

Sep 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
The stress of our increasingly divisive politics is affecting worker health, productivity and relationships with colleagues. Managers need to get their heads out of the sand and address the problem...
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FDA chief says agency is considering fast-track review for new e-cigs with tech to prevent youth use

Sep 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
Some manufacturers have said the agency's requirement that any new e-cigarettes must undergo review before entering the market prevents them from introducing new products that could curb youth...
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Tilray is 'not an investment at this point, it's a mania,' ex-NYSE president says

Sep 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
Former NYSE President Tom Farley described Tilray's wild moves as akin to a "video game," but said Tilray and its fellow marijuana stocks wouldn't be so volatile if there were just more of them...
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Mosquitoes are eating plastic. Why that's a big problem.

Sep 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
Young mosquitoes who eat even small pieces of plastic could be contaminating other insects and mammals, the microplastic could then be transferred to whatever might eat that mosquito, including birds, which is a problem, USA Today...
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As pot stocks jump around, FDA chief says he's worried about teens using marijuana

Sep 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
Previous studies have looked at the risks of occasional marijuana use, but regular use is increasingly common as it's legalized, Gottlieb said. "I think that's going to create a different set of risks," especially among teens, he...
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Why Amsterdam is jealous of America's growing weed industry

Sep 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
As the cannabis industry grows in other parts of the world, Amsterdam finds itself playing...
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British American Tobacco CEO will step down

Sep 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
British American Tobacco CEO Nicandro Durante will leave the tobacco giant on April 1, 2019, the company said in a statement on...
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Fitbit adds new coaching service to help you stay on track and get in shape

Sep 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
The company known for its wearable fitness trackers is launching a new platform called Fitbit Care that connects users with coaches to help them achieve health goals, including weight loss, and manage chronic diseases, Fitbit announced...
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Legislation on Surprise Billing Targets Insurers

Sep 20, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Sept. 18—Following a recent survey that found the general public blames insurers for unexpected healthcare bills, high-profile draft legislation that would primarily target payers was offered this week....
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Are you a 'lawnmower parent?' Yeah you probably are

Sep 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
First it was "helicopter parents." Now, here's the new thing you don't want to be: A "lawnmower parent." These are parents who go to whatever lengths necessary to help their kids dodge adversity, struggle, or failure, USA Today...
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Retail investors in Canadian cannabis are 'buying air,' analyst says

Sep 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
Canadian marijuana stocks are overvalued, because they are still just commodities, Sean Stiefel, founder and cannabis portfolio manager of Navy Capital, told CNBC on...
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Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed and tested a way to block cocaine craving and addiction, protecting addicts from high doses that would otherwise be...
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Technology used by NASA could end food shortages and save trillions of dollars

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
Hyperspectral imaging, a technology used by the U.S. space agency, may offer a major step forward in food testing to prevent wastage....
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Athenahealth shares recover losses on report it may receive a late offer

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
Paul Singer of Elliott Management could be mulling a bid at a lower price, according to the New York...
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Gates Foundation warns decades-long progress in fighting disease and poverty may reverse

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
More people are being born in the world's poorest countries, which could halt the decline in the number of extremely poor people and possibly even cause the number to increase, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in their second "Goalkeepers"...
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AbbVie shares fall after California insurance regulator sues company over alleged kickbacks

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
AbbVie shares fell almost 3 percent on Tuesday following a lawsuit by the California Department of Insurance alleging that the pharmaceutical company gave health-care providers kickbacks to prescribe its arthritis drug...
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Trump urges Senate to pass legislation prohibiting pharmacy 'gag clauses'

Sep 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
President Donald Trump urges Senate to pass legislation that would prohibit "gag clauses," which prevent pharmacists from telling patients paying with cash may be less expensive than using their insurance benefits....
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