Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — Young people who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to become smokers than those who don’t, a new study reports.
More than one-third of teens and young adults who tried the battery-powered devices wound up smoking…
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Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' Babies

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — Advances in treatment are boosting survival and lowering complication rates for babies born extremely premature in the United States, a new study shows.
“Our analysis shows that survival of extremely premature infants and…
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Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 — When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems — such as sleep apnea — they may struggle in school, new research suggests.
“Sleep apnea may not be directly causing academic problems,” said study lead author…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
World Supply of Snakebite Anti-Venom Getting Low
Aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that the global supply of anti-venom for…
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Health Tip: Avoiding the Weight-Loss Rollercoaster

– Losing weight then gaining it back is a familiar rollercoaster ride for many people. But there are things you can do to better your chances of losing weight for good.
The American Council on Exercise advises:

Calculate how many calories your…
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Health Tip: Enjoy Sushi the Healthier Way

– Sushi is a great way to eat heart-healthy, nutrient-rich fish. But it’s easy to overdo it on calories if you go for fancy rolls slathered in sauces.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

Opt for simple sushi, such as nigiri (fish on a…
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Obese Smokers Tend to Put on More Weight After Quitting

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — Heavy smokers and those who are obese gain more weight after quitting smoking, a new study finds.
People who quit smoking often put on extra pounds, but the amount of weight gain depends on the individual and can range from…
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Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals.
That’s a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said…
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