Author: JACQUELINE HOWARD, CNN

US raises legal age for cigarettes, vape

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

Teen vaping of marijuana on rise, survey finds

Vaping remained popular among teens across the United States in 2019, according to a new report, and there were significant increases in vaping of marijuana by eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders.

6 'probable' vaping-related injury cases linked to Mass. dispensaries

A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.

Report: More than 140,000 died from measles last year

As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth

While sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for young people, injuries can happen too -- and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics reveals which activities are most likely to send a young athlete to the emergency room.

Facebook launches new health tool

Facebook has launched a new feature to help track what preventive health screenings might be recommended for you based on your age and sex.

Pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery has traditionally been viewed as a procedure for adults with severe obesity who haven't been able to lose weight or keep it off. Now, pediatricians are calling for it to be more accessible for children and teens with severe obesity too.

FDA recommends boxed warning for breast implants

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released draft guidance recommending a "boxed warning" on labeling materials for breast implants. Boxed warnings, which alert health care providers and consumers to serious risks associated with a drug or device, are the strongest form of warning required by the FDA for labeling.