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E-cigarettes used in 5 percent of U.S. homes with kids

(HealthDay)—As e-cigarettes gain fans, children may be losing out. New research suggests that vaping parents expose children to secondhand fumes that may be as harmful as tobacco smoke. Nearly 5% of U.S. adults living with children use e-cigarettes, according to the study. And many of those kids have asthma. “Although e-cigarette aerosols are commonly perceived […]

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CDC: 8.8 percent uninsured in US in first half of 2018

(HealthDay)—In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017, according to a report published Nov. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Michael E. Martinez, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — In the first quarter of 2018, the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent, not significantly different from a year earlier, according to a report released Aug. 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., from the NCHS, and colleagues used data from the first quarter of […]

Health Problems

Readmission rate 19.2 percent after acute exacerbation of COPD

(HealthDay)—The rate of 30-day index readmissions after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is 19.2 percent, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. David M. Jacobs, Pharm.D., Ph.D., from the University of Buffalo in New York, and colleagues analyzed the Nationwide Readmission Database […]

Kids Health

Justin Timberlake Is '100 Percent Dad' — Even on Tour

Justin Timberlake’s transition from slick boy-band star and late-night party-hopper to total family man is complete, people. Those of you who worried that JT might never settle down: You can relax. It’s all good. Timberlake is all hubby and all papa when he’s offstage these days according to a source for Us Weekly.  “Gone is […]

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MS: Solvent exposure raises risk by 50 percent

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is thought to affect about 400,000 people in the United States and 2.1 million people across the globe. The main confirmed risk factors for the illness are sex, ethnicity, and genes. Women tend to be more affected by MS than men, as are people of European […]

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About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 — About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment, according to a study published online July 2 in Pediatrics. Israel Agaku, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the 2016 National Youth […]