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Incredible images show a kangaroo stuck inside a car’s grille after being hit

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A hero tradesman has freed a kangaroo found stuck in the grille of a moving car.  

The man spotted the trapped kangaroo outside Domain shopping centre in Townsville, Queensland on Sunday. 

He flagged down the driver of the car to tell them they had a kangaroo stuck inside their vehicle’s grille. 

He then put on a pair of gloves, grabbed his cordless drill and saw from his truck and set about rescuing the marsupial.

A kangaroo (pictured) was found trapped inside the grille of a travelling car after being hit overnight

A kangaroo (pictured) was found trapped inside the grille of a travelling car after being hit overnight

A kangaroo (pictured) was found trapped inside the grille of a travelling car after being hit overnight

‘I stopped in the middle of the intersection so he couldn’t drive off, I said hey bud! You got a roo in the grill of the car,’ the tradesman posted on Facebook.

‘Unbelievable he said he hit it last night and thought it was dead. 

‘No mate it’s bloody alive, park around the corner so I can get it out.’  

The kangaroo, described as ‘pretty scared’, was released into a nearby bush. 

The tradesman was praised for saving the kangaroo online, while others expressed their sympathy for the animal.

‘Awesome job. I bet the poor roo was glad to see you. How scary for him. Pat yourself on the back & have a beer,’ one wrote. 

‘You are a hero roo wrangler, unreal!’ another wrote. 

One added: ‘So disturbing! Who leaves a dead roo in their grill? 100 questions come to mind …’  

The tail of the kangaroo (pictured) is seen hanging out of the grille of car after getting stuck inside the narrow space overnight

The tail of the kangaroo (pictured) is seen hanging out of the grille of car after getting stuck inside the narrow space overnight

The tail of the kangaroo (pictured) is seen hanging out of the grille of car after getting stuck inside the narrow space overnight 

A spokesman from RSPCA Queensland told Daily Mail Australia said ‘it’s amazing the kangaroo was still alive after being hit overnight’. 

‘It’s very possible the driver who hit the kangaroo at night thought it was dead which is why he didn’t check the grill in the morning,’ the spokesman said. 

‘But it’s weird because you would’ve thought he had noticed it and removed it. 

‘It would be hard for someone to be charged and fined over this incident considering it happened overnight and the driver thought it was dead.’   

A tradesman took to Facebook and posted about his experience (pictured) of rescuing a trapped kangaroo in the grille of a travelling car

A tradesman took to Facebook and posted about his experience (pictured) of rescuing a trapped kangaroo in the grille of a travelling car

A tradesman took to Facebook and posted about his experience (pictured) of rescuing a trapped kangaroo in the grille of a travelling car 

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Man accused of Grace Millane murder described as a lying sociopath in court Auckland

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The man accused of killing British backpacker Grace Millane was today branded a ‘lying sociopath’ by one of his previous Tinder dates, who claimed he pretended to have cancer.   

The defendant, 27, told the university student he was dying and that he was related to an All Blacks rugby star in a string of self-serving lies, his murder trial was told today. 

She earlier told jurors she had to fight for her life when he suffocated her during sex on their date, which came weeks before Grace, 22, vanished.  

Giving evidence at Auckland’s High Court in New Zealand, the woman, whose identity is protected, described the alleged killer as a ‘sociopath’. 

She denied persistent attempts by his barrister to suggest she had made up her story to explain her dealings with the man when she learned he had been charged with murder.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of strangling Grace during sex on December 1 or 2 last year and burying her naked body in a suitcase in the woods. 

The defendant, 27, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is pictured flanked by corrections officers during the opening of the trial in Auckland, New Zealand last week

The defendant, 27, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is pictured flanked by corrections officers during the opening of the trial in Auckland, New Zealand last week

The defendant, 27, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is pictured flanked by corrections officers during the opening of the trial in Auckland, New Zealand last week 

Ms Millane's body was found in a wooded area near Auckland a week after she was last seen at a hotel in Auckland city centre, a court heard

Ms Millane's body was found in a wooded area near Auckland a week after she was last seen at a hotel in Auckland city centre, a court heard

Ms Millane’s body was found in a wooded area near Auckland a week after she was last seen at a hotel in Auckland city centre, a court heard

He claims her death was accidental after she asked him to choke her during sex.

His lawyer Ron Mansfield said: ‘You’re attempting to turn this encounter into something quite different. 

‘You wanted to portray him in the worst possible light. You wanted to portray yourself as a bit of a victim.’

But she told the court: ‘It was one of the worst days of my life. You can’t take that away.

‘He would have seen me kicking and writhing, you can’t say that I was enjoying it.’

The woman said the man had pretended to be dying of cancer on the night of their Tinder date in November last year, just a month before Grace, of Wickford, Essex, was killed in the same apartment.

He also said Aaron Smith, a scrum half who won the 2015 Rugby World Cup and has played 92 times for the legendary national team, was his cousin and had invited him to watch the All Blacks’ last game with the team’s wives and girlfriends, she said.

Grace Millane, (left after graduation) vanished during the early hours of her 22nd birthday while on a round-the-world trip in New Zealand. Her body was later found inside a suitcase in the woods near the city

Grace Millane, (left after graduation) vanished during the early hours of her 22nd birthday while on a round-the-world trip in New Zealand. Her body was later found inside a suitcase in the woods near the city

Grace Millane, (left after graduation) vanished during the early hours of her 22nd birthday while on a round-the-world trip in New Zealand. Her body was later found inside a suitcase in the woods near the city 

He even pretended to call the star and leave a phone message for him, she told the court.

The man also boasted about a $500,000 business deal he had pulled off that day and told her he had been raped by a male relative but had enlisted members of a gang to chase the man away.

She added: ‘I didn’t believe a word he said. A person who almost killed someone by suffocating them, then to claim to be in pain to make me feel sympathy to get me to stay… There’s a word for that – a sociopath.’

Mr Mansfield referred to a huge archive of text messages the woman had exchanged with the man after the alleged suffocation incident, in which she suggested continuing their relationship and told him: ‘I hope you still want me.’

The barrister suggested the man had simply kissed her when she stopped performing oral sex and that her version was invented.

‘Can I suggest to you that if anything as horrific as this had happened you wouldn’t have engaged in 708 message with him in the following days would you?’ said Mr Mansfield. ‘You could have just ghosted him.’

But the woman told the court: ‘I was scared of him. I didn’t want him showing up in my life. It doesn’t make sense to you but I did what I felt I had to do to feel safe.’

She said she had not told anyone about the incident until she was questioned by police five months later. ‘I was ashamed and embarrassed that I had put myself in a dangerous position,’ she added. 

The man denies murder. The trial continues.

Ms Millane's mother Gill sat alongside her father David in the public gallery today (pictured attending court last week), listening to the witness with her hand covering her face at times

Ms Millane's mother Gill sat alongside her father David in the public gallery today (pictured attending court last week), listening to the witness with her hand covering her face at times

Ms Millane’s mother Gill sat alongside her father David in the public gallery today (pictured attending court last week), listening to the witness with her hand covering her face at times

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Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women and children

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Mexico said it has made several arrests connected to last week’s massacre of a family of nine Mormons in the north of the country.

Three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality were shot dead and burned by suspected cartel gunmen on a remote dirt road in the state of Sonora.

‘There have been arrests, but it’s not up to us to give information,’ Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told reporters in Mexico City on Monday.

A spokesman for the Mexican Attorney General told DailyMail.com on Monday night that the individuals that were arrested were being investigated for ties to organized crime and for unlawful possession and use of military weapons.

The official could not confirm how many individuals were detained.

The heinous attack on the LeBarón family sparked outrage and condemnation in the United States.

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Mexico announced Monday it was arrested several individuals suspected of being involved in the massacre of three mothers and six young children on November 4

Mexico announced Monday it was arrested several individuals suspected of being involved in the massacre of three mothers and six young children on November 4

Mexico announced Monday it was arrested several individuals suspected of being involved in the massacre of three mothers and six young children on November 4

Family members and friends look at the scorched remains of Rhonita María Miller’s SUV Tahoe after it caught fire during the massacre (pictured) 

Durazo said that prosecutors in Sonora, as well as at the federal level, were in charge of the investigation.

However, a spokeswoman for the state government of Sonora said: ‘We don’t have that information.’

Hours before the attack on the LeBarón family, La Línea sent gunmen to defend the state border area after attacks in a nearby town that were carried out by Salazar. 

La Línea’s gunmen had entered Sinaloa cartel territory and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop and an ambush further up the road. 

Top Mexican general, Homero Mendoza, said it resulted in a shootout at about 3:15am on Monday that ended with the death of a man.    

Rhonita María Miller was buried alongside her four children on Friday

Rhonita María Miller was buried alongside her four children on Friday

Rhonita María Miller was buried alongside her four children on Friday

Adrián LeBarón says Mexican criminal organizations used the name of his family to send out a message when they murdered his daughter Rhonita María Miller (left) and her four children

Adrián LeBarón says Mexican criminal organizations used the name of his family to send out a message when they murdered his daughter Rhonita María Miller (left) and her four children

Adrián LeBarón says Mexican criminal organizations used the name of his family to send out a message when they murdered his daughter Rhonita María Miller (left) and her four children

Dawna Langford and one of her sons, Trevor, who died

Dawna Langford and one of her sons, Trevor, who died

Two-year-old Rogan was also killed

Two-year-old Rogan was also killed

Dawna Langford and one of her sons, Trevor, who died (left). Two-year-old Rogan (right) was also killed

The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to send a message that it controlled the road into Chihuahua, the general said. 

It was this invasion force that the American mothers and their three vehicles drove into later on Monday morning. 

When the killers struck, the three LeBarón families were spread out along a 12-mile stretch of road near the border of the two states at about 9:40am.

As bullets began to pummel the first car, a white Chevrolet Suburban, Christina Marie Langford Johnson stepped out waving her arms to show that they were not gang members.

Christina was shot dead but her seven-month-old baby, Faith, survived the attack after her mother appeared to have placed her car seat on the floor before she got out.

Rhonita María and her children were among the nine killed when drug cartel gunmen opened fire on them on November 4 in Sonora, Mexico. On Monday, Mexican officials revealed several suspects had been arrested but they did not say how many

Rhonita María and her children were among the nine killed when drug cartel gunmen opened fire on them on November 4 in Sonora, Mexico. On Monday, Mexican officials revealed several suspects had been arrested but they did not say how many

Rhonita María and her children were among the nine killed when drug cartel gunmen opened fire on them on November 4 in Sonora, Mexico. On Monday, Mexican officials revealed several suspects had been arrested but they did not say how many 

Nine-month-old baby Brixton Langford was left with an open flesh wound when he was shot in the chest.

Nine-month-old baby Brixton Langford was left with an open flesh wound when he was shot in the chest.

Nine-month-old baby Brixton Langford was left with an open flesh wound when he was shot in the chest.

Nine-month-old baby Brixton Langford was left with an open flesh wound when he was shot in the chest.

Nine-month-old baby Brixton Langford was left with an open flesh wound when he was shot in the chest

Christina Langford Johnson (left) was the last of nine victims to be buried on Saturday. She was killed by Mexican drug cartel gunmen  while traveling with her family. Christina saved her seven-month-old baby Faith's life by throwing the infant to the floor of their SUV

Christina Langford Johnson (left) was the last of nine victims to be buried on Saturday. She was killed by Mexican drug cartel gunmen  while traveling with her family. Christina saved her seven-month-old baby Faith's life by throwing the infant to the floor of their SUV

Christina Langford Johnson (left) was the last of nine victims to be buried on Saturday. She was killed by Mexican drug cartel gunmen  while traveling with her family. Christina saved her seven-month-old baby Faith’s life by throwing the infant to the floor of their SUV

Gunfire also ripped into a second white Suburban that was carrying Dawna Langford and nine children, about one mile back. Dawna and two of her sons, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 3, were killed.

Footage of the vehicle showed more than a dozen bullet holes in the roof and sides of the vehicle. Inside, blood was smeared across seats and children’s toys. 

A third car, 11 miles behind, was shot up and burst into flames, killing Rhonita María Miller and her four children – her six-month-old twins, Titus and Tiana, her 10-year-old daughter Krystal and 12-year-old son Howard. 

Eight children who were also at the scene survived, but five suffered injuries. 

Mexico’s government has said it believes the victims were caught in the midst of a territorial dispute between an arm of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel and the rival Juarez Cartel.

Adrián LeBarón says Mexican criminal organizations used the name of his family to send out a message when they murdered his daughter, Miller, and her four children 

On Sunday, Mexico’s government said it had asked the FBI to participate in the investigation into the killings.

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Vaper, 16, suffers life-threatening lung inflammation

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This heartbreaking picture shows a schoolboy fighting for his life in hospital after he almost he almost died from vaping when his organs failed. 

Ewan Fisher, now 19, was rushed to A&E in May 2017 after vomiting a neon green liquid and gasping for breath just four months after taking up e-cigarettes.

He had to be hooked up to life support in intensive care when his vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body.

The teenager, from Nottingham, is believed to have suffered an exaggerated immune response to chemicals found in e-cigarette fluid.

His case adds to rising alarm over the health risks of e-cigarettes after the first British death linked to them was reported last month.

Ewan Fisher, 19, had to be hooked up to life support and almost died from serious respiratory failure triggered by vaping

Ewan Fisher, 19, had to be hooked up to life support and almost died from serious respiratory failure triggered by vaping

Ewan Fisher, 19, had to be hooked up to life support and almost died from serious respiratory failure triggered by vaping

The teen, from Nottingham, vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body

The teen, from Nottingham, vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body

The teen, from Nottingham, vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body 

His vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body The teen, from Nottingham, was rushed to A&E after vomiting a neon green liquid and gasping for breath just four months after taking up vaping

His vital organs failed and an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through his body The teen, from Nottingham, was rushed to A&E after vomiting a neon green liquid and gasping for breath just four months after taking up vaping

He was rushed to A&E after vomiting a neon green liquid and gasping for breath just four months after taking up vaping

He was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), which sees the air sacs and airways in the lungs become severely inflamed.

The condition is triggered by an allergic reaction to inhaled dust, fungus, moulds or chemicals.

It has been linked to the vaping epidemic in the US, which has seen 40 people die and more than 2,000 hospitalised with mysterious lung diseases associated with the devices.

The tale was revealed by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust doctors in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Case Reports

The teenager revealed he stopped smoking a half pack of cigarettes a day at 16 because he wanted to focus on his boxing training.

He switched to puffing on two sweet-flavoured e-liquids around 14 times a day. But by May 2017, he gave them up too after developing a nasty cough.

Just days later he vomited a bright green liquid and was rushed to hospital by his panicked mother.

The life support saved him but he was in hospital for a month and did not fully recover for more than a year.

He said: ‘I switched to vaping because I thought it would be healthier and I was really into my boxing at the time so wanted to feel fit.

WHAT IS HYPERSENSITIVITY PNEUMONITIS?

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) happens if your lungs develop an immune response – hypersensitivity – to something you breathe in which results in inflammation of the lung tissue – pneumonitis. 

It sees the air sacs and airways in the lungs become severely inflamed.

The condition is triggered by an allergic reaction to inhaled dust, fungus, moulds or chemicals.

It’s exact prevalence is unknown, but experts estimate it plagues 1 per cent of farmers. 

This is why it has earned the nickname farmer’s lung. 

This is caused by breathing in mould that grows on hay, straw and grain.

It has also been dubbed is bird fancier’s lung, caused by breathing in particles from feathers or bird droppings. 

Many other substances can cause similar disease patterns. In many cases it can be very difficult to find the exact cause.

The symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and sometimes fever and joint pains.  

You may need to take anti-inflammatory medication called steroids for a few weeks or months. 

If you need steroids to control the condition for longer, your doctor may recommend more drugs to reduce the risk of side effects associated with steroids.

‘In the run-up to going to hospital, I had a choking cough and I was struggling to breathe. My mum was really worried and took me to Queen’s Medical Centre.

‘I was really struggling to breathe and they rushed me into a side ward and it went downhill from there.

‘I ended up in intensive care and needed two forms of life support. I almost died.’

The teenager, who is studying business at college, has warned others against switching from cigarettes to vaping, despite health bosses encouraging smokers to do so.

He added: ‘To people that already smoke, I’d say go to the doctor’s for help, don’t just switch to vaping.

‘And to all the teenagers that vape and think it’s something good, it’s really not.

‘I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone, it ruins you and your family, and it affects your mental health.

‘I would say my health is back to 80 per cent but I still suffer from anxiety about it all.

‘I missed my GCSEs, my mum had to take all the time off work, she struggled financially and she also had my younger sister to look after.’  

Mr Fisher was rushed to hospital by his mother Melanie on May 15, 2017 – the night before a GCSE exam. 

She had heard him wheezing and struggling to catch his breath in his room.

He was transferred to intensive care where he was given intravenous antibiotics and steroids to reduce the inflammation in his lungs.

The boy was then given extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (Ecmo) – an exterior artificial lung which pumps oxygen into the blood and around the body.

But 10 days later, while in hospital, his condition plummeted to critical and he suffered from severe muscle weakness which caused his organs to fail. A lung scan and biopsy confirmed the schoolboy had hypersensitivity pneumonitis. 

His case comes amid a vaping epidemic in the US which has killed 40 people in 24 states (red)

His case comes amid a vaping epidemic in the US which has killed 40 people in 24 states (red)

His case comes amid a vaping epidemic in the US which has killed 40 people in 24 states (red)

After recovering against the odds, two months on was given a skin-prick test with two chemicals used in e-cigarettes. Within just eight hours, he started wheezing and struggling to breathe.

A subsequent blood test revealed his body produced extra antibodies whenever the e-liquids were inhaled – pointing to an overactive immune response.

The authors, led by Dr Jayesh Bhatt, a paediatric respiratory consultant at NUHT who treated the youngster, write in the report: ‘There are two important lessons here.

‘The first is always to consider a reaction to e-cigarettes in someone presenting with an atypical respiratory illness.

‘The second is that we consider e-cigarettes as ‘much safer than tobacco’ at our peril.’ 

Public Health England claims e-cigarettes are ’95 per cent safer than traditional tobacco’ and encourages smokers to make the switch. 

It says vape contains fewer harmful chemicals than standard cigarettes, which burn tobacco and produce tar.

E-cigarettes allow users to inhale nicotine in vapour rather than breathing in smoke. 

Counterfeit or bootleg e-cigarettes that officials believe have been tinkered with to contain THC have become the prime suspects behind the US deaths.

Vaping is just as bad for your heart as smoking cigarettes as researchers warn e-cigarettes are NOT safer than tobacco

By Connor Boyd Health Reporter for MailOnline 

Vaping could put you at the same risk of getting heart disease as smoking cigarettes, research suggests.

Public Health England claims e-cigarettes are ’95 per cent safer than traditional tobacco’ and encourages smokers to make the switch.

But researchers have found the devices may trigger changes in cholesterol linked to killer heart disease, similar to cigarettes.

Vaping also stifled the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body just as much, if not more, than traditional forms of tobacco.

Research has shown smoking cigarettes increases heart rate, tightens major arteries and can cause an irregular heart rhythm – all of which make your heart work harder. 

The killer habit also raises blood pressure, which increases the risk of a stroke and a heart attack. 

Scientists are unsure why e-cigarettes cause similar changes in heart health, even though they contain fewer harmful chemicals than standard cigarettes. 

British health bosses say they are 'as certain as ever' that vaping is less harmful than smoking despite 34 Americans dying to mystery lung diseases linked to the devices

British health bosses say they are 'as certain as ever' that vaping is less harmful than smoking despite 34 Americans dying to mystery lung diseases linked to the devices

British health bosses say they are ‘as certain as ever’ that vaping is less harmful than smoking despite 34 Americans dying to mystery lung diseases linked to the devices

E-cigarettes allow users to inhale nicotine in vapour form, rather than breathing in smoke from cigarettes which burn tobacco and produce tar.

But scientists are now advising users wean off e-cigarettes because of the ‘lack of information on long-term safety’ and a ‘growing body of data on their negative effects’.

Researchers from Boston University analysed 476 participants aged between 21 and 45 with no previous heart issues.

British health experts are as ‘certain as EVER’ that vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes 

The latest studies come just a week after British health bosses said they are ‘as certain as ever’ that vaping is less harmful than smoking.  

Public Health England’s Professor John Newton said he was adamant that e-cigarettes were ‘far less harmful than smoking’.  

PHE claims vaping is 95 per cent better than smoking and still encourages traditional smokers to make the switch.

It says vape contains fewer harmful chemicals than standard cigarettes, which burn tobacco and produce tar. E-cigarettes allow users to inhale nicotine in vapour rather than breathing in smoke. 

Counterfeit or bootleg e-cigarettes that officials believe have been tinkered with to contain THC have become the prime suspects behind the US deaths. 

But Professor Newton, director of health improvement at PHE, reiterated it had not changed its advice on nicotine containing e-cigarettes. 

‘Smokers should consider switching completely and vapers should stop smoking,’ he said.

‘We are as certain as ever that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, which kills almost 220 people in England every day.

‘Our concern is that the responses we have seen to the problem in the US and in other countries may increase the already widespread misunderstanding about the relative safety of nicotine e-cigarettes, deterring smokers from switching and risk driving vapers who have switched back to smoking.’ 

 

Of them, 94 were non-smokers, 45 e-cigarette users, 52 people who used both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco and 285 cigarette smokers.

The team found that bad cholesterol, known as LDL, was higher in sole e-cigarette users compared to non-smokers.

When you have more LDL than your body needs, it can cause plaque to build up in your arteries. This thick, hard plaque can clog your arteries like a blocked pipe.

Reduced blood flow can lead to a stroke or heart attack. If a clot completely blocks an artery feeding your heart, you can have a heart attack. 

Lead author Sana Majid said: ‘Although primary care providers and patients may think that the use of e-cigarettes by cigarette smokers makes heart health sense, our study shows e-cigarette use is also related to differences in cholesterol levels.

‘The best option is to use FDA-approved methods to aid in smoking cessation, along with behavioural counselling.’ 

However, the team’s research did not look at whether vape users had previously smoked cigarettes. 

The high cholesterol levels therefore may have been caused by damage done by previous traditional tobacco use.

A separate study, by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, found vaping was worse for heart blood flow than cigarettes.

Researchers analysed 19 young adult smokers – aged between 24 and 32 – immediately before and after vaping or smoking a cigarette.

They examined the heart’s function using an ultrasound while participants were at rest and after performing a handgrip exercise to simulate physiologic stress.

In smokers who use traditional cigarettes, blood flow increased modestly after inhalation and then decreased with subsequent stress. 

However, in smokers who used e-cigarettes, blood flow decreased after both inhalation at rest and after handgrip stress.

Lead author Florian Rader, medical director of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said: ‘These results indicate that e-cig use is associated with persistent coronary vascular dysfunction at rest, even in the absence of physiologic stress.’

Co-author Susan Cheng, director of public health research, also at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, added: ‘We were surprised by our observation of the heart’s blood flow being reduced at rest, even in the absence of stress, following inhalation from the e-cigarette.

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