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Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday, shows that rates of young children not receiving vaccinations against certain diseases,…MORE

Juul to stop selling several flavored products in the United States

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop selling several flavored products in the United States, the company announced Thursday. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Meanwhile, Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store — which was the only place the company sold these…MORE

Is ingestible collagen the fountain of youth? Maybe

As you age, a glance in the mirror may reveal a few fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. You may become more worried about the thickness of your hair, your creaking joints or a loss of muscle. Ingestible collagen, the protein supplement that’s skyrocketed in popularity, is said to help improve all of…MORE

Like it or not, science backs up your teen’s love of the snooze button

In the battle between the adolescent penchant for hitting the snooze button and parental desire to rush them onto an early morning school bus, experts say science is increasingly siding with the snooze. The biological clock of teens is shifted, Dr. Mary Carskadon, director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Research Lab at EP Bradley Hospital,…MORE

95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of…MORE

New vaping study links e-liquids to some lung inflammation

A new study suggests that vaping e-liquids, specifically propylene glycol and glycerin, may lead to some inflammation in the lungs — but more research is needed to determine just how much inflammation may occur over a prolonged period of time. The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research on Wednesday, found that in people…MORE