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First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Two young women vape outside the shop they work at, Cloud99 Vapes, in Manhattan borough, New York. Melissa Fares | Reuters One person has died after being hospitalized with a severe lung illness after using an e-cigarette, the first death doctors have linked to vaping, Illinois officials said Friday. The death comes as federal and… Read More »

First child to receive a double hand transplant excels in his abilities

First child to undergo double hand transplant is excelling, doctors say Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Zion Harvey of Baltimore, Md., was the first youngster to undergo a successful double-hand transplant in 2015. Despite the hardships of any transplant, Zion is succeeding. Aside from progress in basic functions like feeding and dressing, Zion can hold a… Read More »

FDA OKs First Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tests for Throat, Rectal Swabs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea for use assessing rectal or oral swabs.  The Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG test were previously approved for testing urine, vaginal and cervical samples. “Prior to today, there were no chlamydia or gonorrhea tests cleared for use… Read More »