More cases of Type 1 diabetes linked to advances in medical care; FDA regulates sale of e-cigarettes;

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> The global increase in cases of Type 1 diabetes over the last few decades is directly linked to advances in medical care that have in turn led to increases in human life expectancy, especially in Western countries, according to a study in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Study

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday finalized a rule that will allow it to regulate all tobacco products including e-cigarettes and will restrict their sale to minors. Announcement

> Prince may have been one more victim in the nation's opioid epidemic, as The New York Times reported an addiction doctor, who was going to help the singer with an alleged painkiller problem, arrived too late. Article

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> As a part of World Hygiene Day on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new campaign to promote good hand-hygiene habits for healthcare professionals and patients. Article

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> The recently proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is overly complex and could wind up driving many clinicians out of the industry, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka. Article

> And Finally… School bus joy ride. Article