Health

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practice

Exploding tick population worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.

States with the most smokers

With Thursday marking the Great American Smokeout, check out where people still smoke the most in the United States.

New guidelines: All adults should get alcohol screenings

You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement

Food you're tossing too early

Americans are wasting more food than ever, thanks partly to confusion over expiration dates. Click on to find out which food you may be tossing too early.

'10 worst toys' for 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) has announced its annual list of the year's 10 worst toys.

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical.