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The 2019-2020 flu season so far, mapped

December 10, 2019


Between 1.7 million and 2.5 million people have contracted influenza so far this season, according CDC data updated Friday.

More teens are using tobacco. See the rise, charted.

December 9, 2019


More than six million middle and high school students reported recently using tobacco in 2019, marking the highest prevalence of youth tobacco use since 2000, according to new data from CDC's annual National Youth Tobacco Survey—and e-cigarette use was a key driving factor.

The 30 health care stars under 30, according to Forbes

December 6, 2019


Forbes this week released its annual "30 Under 30 in Healthcare" list, which includes biological researchers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and PhD students under 30 years of age who are "tackling health care issues at every scale."

Massachusetts just enacted the toughest e-cigarette restrictions in the US

December 3, 2019


Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Wednesday signed into law a bill that imposes new state restrictions on sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to the growing number of youth using e-cigarettes and an outbreak of a vaping-linked lung illness.

Toddlers shouldn't eat any added sugar—yet 98% do, study finds

November 25, 2019


Most infants and nearly all toddlers consume added sugars each day, according to a study recently published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite expert recommendations that neither toddlers nor infants consume added sugars.

In the states: California, New York sue Juul for allegedly targeting teens; South Dakota launches 'Meth. We're On It' campaign; and more

November 22, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Juul halts sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes

November 11, 2019


Juul on Thursday announced that, effective immediately, the company is no longer selling mint-flavored e-cigarette cartridges, after two studies published last week showed the flavor is popular among adolescents.

The state of US health, in 7 charts

November 8, 2019


The United States has seen decreases in life expectancy and increases in obesity and drug overdose rates, as well as steadily increasing overall health care costs, according to a recent report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics that spotlights the state of health in the country.

Childhood trauma is linked to millions of cases of heart disease and depression, according to CDC

November 8, 2019


Traumatic childhood experiences are associated with higher odds of developing some of the leading causes of death later in life, according to a CDC report published Tuesday.

New research questions whether Trump admin's flavored e-cigarette ban will go far enough

November 7, 2019


As the Trump administration and federal lawmakers consider a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, research published Tuesday in JAMA shows most adolescents who use e-cigarettes say they prefer to use products with fruit, mint, and menthol flavors.

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