The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports 380 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping. The agency has also confirmed six deaths because of e-cigarettes. These latest figures were released Friday. Although vaping was once advertised as a better alternative to cigarettes, VOA's Carol Pearson reports studies have increasingly been showing that e-cigarettes can be deadly.
Every day, more than 130 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, but in one state heavily impacted by the opioid crisis, innovative solutions are now advancing with the hope of saving lives. More, from VOA's Carol Pearson.
Bariatric surgery shrinks the stomach so people battling obesity can lose weight and regain their health. It's a drastic, life-changing procedure, but as VOA's Carol Pearson reports, some doctors think it should be done more often, before patients become severely obese.