Associated Press – Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

The FDA announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes favored by high school and middle school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market.

APHA — New FDA policy on flavored e-cigarettes fails to protect youth

FDA’s to allow sales of flavored electronic cigarettes to continue is a let-down for public health, APHA said in a statement: “To state it simply, this new FDA policy does not go far enough to protect U.S. youth. As long as flavored e-cigarettes are on the market, children will find a way to access them.

The New York Times – Older people need geriatricians. Where will they come from?

There’s a rising need for geriatricians, who not only monitor and coordinate treatment for the many ailments, disabilities and medications their patients contend with, but also help them determine what’s most important for their well-being and quality of life.

Reuters — Gun homicides of teens rise after Florida’s 'stand your ground' self-defense law

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has been associated with a surge in teen deaths by homicide with a firearm, a new study suggests.

The Nation’s Health — Americans stressed by health care, mass shootings, politics

Health care, gun violence and the upcoming presidential election are big sources of stress for Americans.

NPR News – Effort to control opioids in an ER leaves some sickle cell patients in pain

As emergency department workers rethink how they administer opioid medication, people with pain from sickle cell disease can suffer.

Kaiser Health News – One-on-one with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, talks about public health insurance programs, how the administration would respond if the ACA is struck down by the courts and more.

Fox News – Mysterious respiratory illness linked to China food market sickens at least 44, officials say

mysterious outbreak of a viral pneumonia that’s been linked to a food market in central China has sickened at least 44, according to health authorities, with at least 11 of the cases considered critical.

Science Alert – We just got more evidence our leading hypothesis about Alzheimer’s could be wrong

Amyloid plaques, long thought to be the been primary suspects in the cause of dementia, may actually latecomers to the disease rather than an early trigger, new research says.