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FDA: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/21/18, 11:55 am

Health officials are warning Americans and Canadians to stop eating romaine lettuce after an E. coli outbreak this week sickened at least 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday he did not have enough information about the source of the contamination to issue a recall but suggested supermarkets and restaurants withdraw all romaine lettuce until the source can be identified.

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Joni Eareckson Tada diagnosed with cancer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/19/18, 03:02 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, announced Monday she has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Tada battled stage 3 breast cancer eight years ago and recently underwent a biopsy on a small nodule that developed over the site of her previous mastectomy. “When I received the unexpected news of cancer from my oncological surgeon, I relaxed and smiled, knowing that my sovereign God loves me dearly and holds me tightly in His hands,” she said.

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FDA wants to crack down on teen vaping

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/16/18, 10:19 am

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday plans to restrict flavored nicotine products after a government survey showed the number of teens using them had skyrocketed. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants to stop convenience stores from selling flavored e-cigarette products to minors and ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes and cigars. “I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” Gottlieb said in a statement. He also called for additional steps to prevent the marketing of e-cigarettes directly to kids and online sales to minors.

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