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Here’s What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate It

Blood is separated into three components plenoy m/Shutterstock “Most whole blood donations are separated into transfusable components: red cells, platelets, and plasma,” says Dr. Young. Technicians use centrifuges to spin the blood at high speeds and separate the three components. “The testing and processing steps take approximately three days to complete,” says Dr. Young. Each… Read More »

J&J reels after FDA finds ‘sub-trace’ levels of asbestos in its baby powder

For years, J&J has defended against lawsuits linking its talcum powder to cancer by saying the products are safe and don’t contain asbestos. But Friday, J&J issued a recall, saying the FDA had found sub-trace amounts of asbestos in one baby powder bottle. J&J said it is recalling one lot of the product “out of an abundance of… Read More »

Different Takes: After Failures On Opioids, Tobacco, Government Needs To Toughen Up On Youth Vaping; Banning E-Cigs Is Bad Policy

Editorial writers focus on the public health dangers of vaping. The Washington Post: We Failed On Tobacco And Opioids. Can We Get It Right On Vaping? Of course, it was pure accident that news of a possible court settlement with Purdue Pharma landed about the same time as the latest figures on mysterious vaping deaths… Read More »

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored… Read More »

SmileDirectClub jumps in second trading day, after disappointing IPO

Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., center left, and Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc. center right, celebrate during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images SmileDirectClub surged more than 12% on Friday, recovering some losses after… Read More »