Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar
by Sydney Lupkin and Anna Maria Barry-Jester of Kaiser Health News
When e-cigarettes came to market, they fell into a regulatory no man's land. They are not a food, not a drug, and not a medical device, any of which would have put them immediately in the FDA's purview.
- Screen for bleeding disorders in teens with heavy menstruation
Bleeding disorders are found in about 1 in 5 adolescent girls who present with heavy menstrual bleeding and in 1 in 3 who are hospitalized for heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Blood test may reveal brain injury
Two biomarkers were found to be high in patients with nonconcussive head trauma and even higher in those with concussion.
- Guideline encourages vaccinations for patients with MS when possible
according to an American Academy of Neurology practice guideline.
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The biologic agent is also approved for plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.