Morning Break: FTC Digs Into E-Cig Marketing; RNA Testing for Cancer; #WhyIVaccinate

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The Federal Trade Commission to Juul and five other vaping companies: hand over your e-cigarette marketing plans. (AP)

Meanwhile, state-level bans on flavored e-cigarette liquids are being tested in court, with an early setback for New York's. (Reuters)

Good news: despite this year's measles outbreak, the CDC says the U.S. will likely maintain its measles elimination status. (CNN)

Why are more and more flights taking off without the five required life-saving drugs? (New York Times)

AstraZeneca said it won FDA approval for an auto-injector formulation of its asthma drug benralizumab (Fasenra).

No, Tanzania is not hiding any cases of Ebola from the World Health Organization, according to the Tanzanian government. (Reuters)

You've heard of DNA testing. Now one company wants to analyze RNA as a tool to screen for cancer risk. (STAT+)

Is anyone to blame when kids conceived with donor sperm have autism? The Washington Post looks into this ethical dilemma.

Will synthetic biology be Silicon Valley's next big thing? (CNBC)

Pop star Beyoncé's dad announced that he has breast cancer. (CBS News)

The electronic health record as we know it is broken, but one expert thinks he knows how how to fix it. (KevinMD)

Health professionals and vaccine advocates got the #WhyIVaccinate hashtag trending on Twitter, as part of a campaign started by the IDWeek conference. (Newsweek)

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