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Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to behave badly -- lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs -- if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests.

Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren't just destroying homes and lives, they're a serious health risk, as well.

First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels.

With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds.

As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked?

Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful After Leg Blockages: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a challenge to current medical practice, new research suggests the use of powerful clot-busting drugs in people with dangerous leg clots may not be routinely warranted.

Boy's Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two years ago, Zion Harvey was the first child to undergo a successful double hand transplant. Now he's gaining notoriety for another milestone: the way his brain reorganized itself in response to the amputation and transplantation.

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's common doctors' advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit.

Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

(HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods.

Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some With HIV

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using marijuana when you have HIV could lead to problems with brain function if you also abuse alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

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