Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

Twenty-three cases of Ebola have been recorded in four days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities said on Thursday. Ten cases were recorded on Tuesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu province, after ...

At tobacco industry forum, panic sets in over possible e-cigarette ban

Business Sep 27, 2019

At tobacco industry forum, panic sets in over possible e-cigarette ban

While most of Washington is gripped by the impeachment storm swirling around Donald Trump, a few blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, hundreds of executives are pondering another potential presidential upheaval. Trump has floated the possibility of soon banning flavored e-cigarette products — ...

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

Business Sep 19, 2019

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second U.S. state to ban ...