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Frost Eliminates EEE Risk In Massachusetts, Department Of Public Health SaysRisk of contracting EEE and other mosquito-borne illnesses has now been eliminated in all communities across Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday. They said this is due to a hard frost having spread across the state. 
Cigarette Smoking Falls To Record Low In U.S.Cigarette smoking among US adults fell to its lowest recorded level in 2018, according to a new report by the CDC.
Melanoma Rates Dropping In Young People, Skin Cancer Study SaysMelanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study published in JAMA Dermatology finds melanoma rates are actually dropping, at least in young people. Melanoma is linked to exposing skin to ultraviolet light (UV), most notably through sunburns during childhood.
Former FDA Adviser Wants LASIK Eye Surgery Taken Off MarketLASIK surgery has been used by an estimated 20 million Americans to improve distance vision, but a former FDA adviser is calling for it to be pulled from the market.
98 Percent Of Toddlers Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Report FindsNearly all toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day, a new analysis found.
Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' A Growing Health Crisis, New Report FindsEvery 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics.
Baby Hiccups May Help Brain Developmentow cute is a baby’s hiccup? Turns out those hiccups may actually help a baby's brain development.
Bystander CPR Is Not Legally Risky, Analysis FindsSome people hesitate to perform life-saving CPR for fear they might get into legal trouble, but a new study finds that fear is unfounded.
Cannabis Control Commission Head Orders Quarantine On Marijuana Vaping ProductsOne type of medical marijuana product is now exempt from Massachusetts' four-month vaping materials ban.
Using Marijuana Regularly Raises Risk Of Heart Problems In Young People, Studies FindYounger people who frequently use cannabis are at an increased risk of heart rhythm problems and stroke, researchers have found.