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  Health Highlights: June 6, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Ariana Grande Reveals PTSD a Year After Concert Bomb Attack

A year after a suicide bomber attack at a concert in Britain, singer Ariana Grande revealed her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Twenty-two people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.

"It's difficult to talk about the attack because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss," Grande told British Vogue, NBC News reported.

"I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience -- like I shouldn't even say anything. I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry," Grande said.

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SF Voters Support Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

A proposition to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping fluids was approved Tuesday by San Francisco voters.

Last year, an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored tobacco products was approved by San Francisco city supervisors, but opponents forced the ordinance to be put before voters, CNN reported.

In the meantime, Oakland and other Bay Area cities passed bans on the sale of flavored tobacco.

The bans are supported by public health advocates, who say that candy-flavored tobacco products can lure children and teens into nicotine addiction, CNN reported.

Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds contributed nearly $12 million to fight the San Francisco measure. The company did not respond to CNN's requests for comment.

The company is concerned that other cities will follow San Francisco's lead, according to Patrick Reynolds, the executive director of the anti-smoking group Foundation for Smokefree America. His grandfather started the tobacco company.

"Big tobacco sees vaping as their future," Reynolds told CNN. "They are very afraid this is going to pass and if the voters make an informed decision to side with the health community, it will lead to hopefully a tidal wave of cities doing what SF did because the FDA did nothing. We will start to turn the tide against vaping."

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Hot Garden Hose Water Poses Scalding Risk

Hot water in garden hoses that have been left in the sun can cause scalding, Las Vegas fire officials say.

In the warning issued Tuesday, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue cited a case that occurred two years ago. A 9-month old baby suffered second-degree burns on 30 percent of his body after being sprayed with scalding water from a hose heating by the sun, CBS News reported.

"Here in Las Vegas, a garden hose exposed to direct sunlight during summer can heat the water inside the hose (not flowing) to 130-140 degrees which can cause burns especially to children & animals," the fire department warned.

It recommended letting water flow from a hose for a few minutes so that it can cool before it's sprayed on people or animals, CBS News reported.

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