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Although the government has cracked down on the sale of cigarettes, new data from the CDC shows that the use of e-cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, such as hookah, has skyrocketed, NBC News reports. Officials report that the increase in use may be due to decreasing prices for these devices or increased...
About 6,000 babies each year are born with Down syndrome and now scientists are searching for its link to Alzheimer’s disease, Bloomberg News reports. Like Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome is marked by the buildup of beta amyloid plaques and many Down syndrome people will go on to develop...
Health care in the United States has changed over the past several decades for those who receive, provide and pay for care. So, what is the status of U.S. health care today and the trends that emerged in the last 30 years? Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.