Tag Archives: People

E-cigarettes have killed 57 people as number of lung illnesses linked to vaping rises to 2,602

Texas 15-year-old dies of vaping-linked illness, becoming the youngest victim of the e-cigarette epidemic as US death toll rises to 57 Officials in Texas have confirmed the death of a 15-year-old who developed the vaping-linked illness sweeping the US   The CDC says 57 people have died in 27 states and the District of Columbia from vaping-related… Read More »

A bunch of people in tech are setting resolutions to spend less time using tech

Getty Images One of the most common resolutions this New Year’s? For many of us, it’s to spend less time staring at a screen, and far more pursuing new hobbies and personal relationships that don’t involve technology. Somewhat ironically, a CNBC search found that top social media sites including Twitter and Facebook are littered with… Read More »

“They’re just making me feel worse”: beliefs about HIV treatment among African and Caribbean people living in the UK

Qualitative research with African and Caribbean individuals living in the UK who have difficulties with adherence has revealed negative perceptions regarding antiretroviral therapy (ART). Interviewees had doubts about the need to take ART and concerns about taking ART, such as disclosure and side effects. Understanding these perceptions could guide future efforts to increase ART uptake… Read More »

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »

Congress can end the marriage penalty for people with intellectual disabilities

We both have Down syndrome — but we haven’t let that stop us from succeeding in our careers or living life to the fullest. One of us works as a lobbyist who recently helped pass a bill that allows Americans with disabilities to save for retirement or college without jeopardizing their healthcare benefits. The other… Read More »