Rob Stein http://kut.org en FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes http://kut.org/post/fda-moves-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes The Food and Drug Administration Thursday proposed regulating e-cigarettes for the first time.<p>The agency unveiled a long-awaited <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/25/2014-09491/sale-and-distribution-of-tobacco-products-and-required-warning-statements-for-tobacco-products">rule</a> that would give it power to oversee the increasingly popular devices, much in the way that it regulates traditional cigarettes.<p>"It's a huge change," FDA Commissioner <a href="http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/commissionerspage/default.htm">Margaret Hamburg</a> told reporters in a briefing Wedn Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:46:23 +0000 Rob Stein 10291 at http://kut.org FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes Americans More Distracted Behind The Wheel Than Europeans http://kut.org/post/americans-more-distracted-behind-wheel-europeans U.S. drivers are much more likely than Europeans to drive while distracted, federal health officials report Thursday.<p>Nearly 69 percent of Americans who drive say that they talked on their cell phones while driving at least once in the previous month, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>That's a lot higher than what was reported by Europeans in another survey. Only 21 percent of British drivers reported chatting on their cell phones while behind the wheel, for example. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:31:28 +0000 Rob Stein 6956 at http://kut.org Americans More Distracted Behind The Wheel Than Europeans Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? http://kut.org/post/can-you-get-flu-shot-and-still-get-flu This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.<p>But like every flu season, there are lots of reports of people complaining that they got their shot but still got the flu. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:59:05 +0000 Rob Stein 6095 at http://kut.org Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?