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UPDATE 2-California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

LOS ANGELES, Sept 16 California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks from vaping, part of a multi-pronged effort to combat what he called a "youth epidemic," but said he lacked authority to impose a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. CDC activates emergency operations center for vaping-related illnesses

Sept 16 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has activated its emergency operations center to coordinate the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. records no new measles cases for first week since January

NEW YORK, Sept 16 Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since January, amid an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.

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Opioid plaintiffs fight bid to disqualify U.S. judge before trial

Sept 16 Lawyers for cities and counties suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic on Monday objected to a bid by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the cases, saying it had no basis and came too late.

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U.S. CDC activates emergency operations center for vaping-related illnesses

Sept 16 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it had activated the agency's emergency operations center to help the current investigation into the cases of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.

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NEW YORK Oil ended nearly 15% higher on Monday, with Brent logging its biggest jump in over 30 years amid record trading volumes, after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude facilities cut the kingdom's production in half and fanned fears of retaliation in the Middle East.