The Weekly: Lung cancer deaths falling, gum disease tied to colon cancer and more

Published on August 14, 2020

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Lawmakers urge the FDA to temporarily clear e-cigarettes from market amid Covid pandemic. Here's why

Lawmakers urge the FDA to temporarily clear e-cigarettes from market amid Covid pandemic. Here’s why

TUESDAY, August 11 (CNN)—In a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration, lawmakers are urging the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

The letter, sent to FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn on Tuesday, makes this call based on emerging research that suggests vaping or using e-cigarettes can come with an increased risk of being diagnosed with Covid-19 and suffering symptoms.

In other news…

Deaths from the most common lung cancer are falling fast, hinting at the impact of improved treatment
August 12, STAT

A TV reporter learned she had cancer after a viewer sent her a concerned email
August 11, The Washington Post

Gum Disease Tied to Colon Cancer Risk
August 12, The New York Times

Fighting cancer in the pandemic means fighting cancer alone
August 12, The Washington Post


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