Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds
45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control
Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months
Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say
Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study published on Tuesday. It found that France had the highest use of e-cigarettes, with the proportion of those who had tried one nearly tripling to 21.3 percent from 7.3 percent. Using data from more than 53,000 people across Europe - with at least 1,000 from each country - the study also found the proportion of people across Europe who consider e-cigarettes dangerous nearly doubled to 51 percent from 27 percent.
The SEC has questioned Valeant's practice of stripping away acquisition-related expenses from its "non-GAAP" or adjusted metrics, given that the drugmaker had been fueling growth through frenzied deal making. In multiple letters, the SEC said Valeant's management is in possession of all the facts and urged for adequate and accurate financial disclosures. "We are concerned with your overall format and presentation of the non-GAAP measures and believe revisions to your future earnings releases and investor materials are appropriate," the SEC said in a letter to the company in February.