April 1, 2023

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Teens’ drinking, smoking declines while vaping, pot use keep rising. So finds a new study that tracked substance use trends among American teens over the past 30 years. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and vaping have gained in popularity — particularly among kids with lots of unsupervised free time.
Depression, PTSD plague Flint residents 5 years after water crisis. Poor water testing left residents exposed to unsafe levels of bacteria, disinfection byproducts and lead, a neurotoxin. The stress behind the crisis is also taking a long-term toll on mental health, new research shows. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An unprecedented water crisis continues to take a heavy toll on the mental health of adults in Flint, Michigan, a large survey shows.
FDA highlights its role in the baby formula shortage. The agency released a formal account on Tuesday about its response to the infant formula crisis, noting numerous shortcomings. Read more

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) – In a report issued Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged numerous shortcomings in its response to the infant formula shortage earlier this year.

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Even if you’re exhausted from pandemic-related vaccinations, it’s still important to stay up to date on all of your shots.

The clinics, which will be held at Lincoln High School and Pinnacle Bank Arena, will be open to anyone 12 and older who is eligible for a booster shot.

Despite the fact that cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska and the U.S. are down, the nation last week still recorded a daily average of 392 COVID-related deaths. 

Over the past decade, Nebraska has made slow but steady progress in lowering rates of childhood obesity, but experts worry progress could be hindered by the aftermath of the pandemic.

In an alarming assessment, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle the major challenges that threaten the future of humanity and the fate of the planet. Speaking at the opening of the General Assembly’s annual top-level meeting, the U.N. chief pointed to the war in Ukraine, multiplying conflicts around the world, the climate emergency, the dire financial situation of developing countries, and recent reversals of progress on such U.N. goals as ending extreme poverty and providing quality education for all children.

Experts agree that lack of access to nutritious food in certain areas, the impacts of poor eating habits during the pandemic and intense weight-related stigma are worsening childhood obesity challenges.

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — In her second game of the day, Fordham University shortstop Sarah Taffet hit a ground ball to first base. The fielder charged forward, stopped the ball and kept going to tag out Sarah. It turned into a small collision, with Sarah getting knocked to the ground.

The NTSB has no regulatory authority and can only ask other agencies to act. It said the recommendation is designed to put pressure on NHTSA and could be effective as early as three years from now.

There’s an easy way to reduce your risk for dementia, heart disease and cancer: start walking. But where do you start? Find out how, and get more health news here.

President Biden’s suggestion the COVID-19 pandemic is over led to a backlash among some who say the comment is premature — and counterproductive.
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