More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns. The studies link the use of electronic cigarettes to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “These studies …

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Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation

Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week. They said the machine could one day increase the number of livers available for transplant and save the lives …

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Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Mom and dad may be key in curbing the epidemic of drowsy teens, a new study suggests. American teens aren’t getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Sleepy teens also are more likely to get into car crashes …

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Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First Responders

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives, recovered bodies and cleaned up the wreckage. This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of developing thyroid …

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Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. “It’s so exciting,” said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. People with generalized anxiety …

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