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E-cigarette flavorings may damage blood vessels and heart

(Reuters Health) - E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavorings like clove and vanilla may damage cells in the blood vessels and heart even when they don't contain nicotine, a small experiment suggests.

Trump told Pfizer CEO price hikes hurt his drug plan: source

U.S. President Donald Trump called Pfizer Chief Executive Ian Read on Tuesday to say the company's July 1 price hikes had complicated the administration's drug pricing plans, prompting the company to defer its planned increases, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Peers and parents may have influenced drop in childhood smoking

(Reuters Health) - Two consecutive generations of children in the UK had dramatically different rates of smoking at an early age, and one major reason may be the changing socioeconomic status and behaviors of their parents and friends, researchers say.

Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems

People who survive the deadly Ebola virus can continue to suffer severe psychiatric and neurological problems including depression, debilitating migraines, nerve pain and stroke, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Trump, Pfizer CEO Ian Read spoke about drug pricing - source

U.S. President Donald Trump called Pfizer Chief Executive Ian Read on Tuesday and discussed the company's July 1 price hikes for 10 to 15 minutes, communicating that the increases had complicated the administration's drug pricing plans, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

The Trump administration is cutting most of the funds previously provided to groups that help people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and will push them to promote plans lacking the law's benefits and protections, a government agency said on Tuesday.

Pfizer delays drug price hikes after talking with Trump

Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it was deferring drug price increases for no more than six months after the company's chief executive officer had an extensive conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Babies who started solids slept better: study

(Reuters Health) - Babies who start on solids at three months sleep better than infants exclusively breastfed until six months of age, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data.

PTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews

(Reuters Health) - More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City's World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may also have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke as a result, researchers say.

Hormone therapy poses stroke risk for transgender women

(Reuters Health) - Hormones given to people to align their sex with their gender pose a significant risk of serious blood clots and stroke among transgender women, one of the largest studies of transgender patients has concluded.

Trump slams Pfizer after July 1 drug price hikes

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday took aim at Pfizer Inc and other U.S. drugmakers after they raised prices on some of their medicines on July 1, saying his administration would act in response.

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