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More Than 1 in 4 High School Students Now Vape: CDC

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An epidemic of vaping by American teenagers shows no signs of stopping, with 2019 data finding more than a quarter (27.5&...

More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests.

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3 Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three drugs used to treat severe seizures in epilepsy patients are equally effective, a new study finds.

The thre...

Vaping May Have Triggered Lung Illness Typically Only Seen in Metalworkers

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lung disease that normally strikes in the workplace has been linked to vaping in a new report.

A 49-year-old Ca...

Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Talking and texting on your smartphone is a big no-no for drivers, but new research suggests the same should be true for ...

'Mobile Stroke Units' Help Rush Treatment to Patients

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in the throes of a stroke, being stuck in an ambulance in big-city traffic is the last place you want to be -- ...

AHA News: NFL Coaches' Drive for Success Can Be Hard on Their Hearts

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- You're not likely to find any studies linking heart disease and NFL coaches – just a long list of ...

Mom-to-Be's Diabetes May Up Odds of Heart Disease in Her Kids

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers had diabetes before or during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing heart disease by age ...

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly.

New research suggests it's not the stuff ...

Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Heart Failure Drugs

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with heart failure take one of the family of beta blocker medications to help ease the condition. B...

Weight-Loss Surgery a Boon for the Heart

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though weight-loss surgery can do wonders for your waistline, a new study suggests it might also reverse subtle damage to...

All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a serious, sometimes fatal, form of lung injury tied to vaping have now been reported in all 50 states, the Dist...

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2019

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

New Results for Experimental...

Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

(HealthDay News) -- Starting a new exercise or increasing the intensity of physical activity may leave you with sore muscles, says the American Academy of Family Ph...