Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2022​

Rising cases of invasive strep A in kids have experts worried. Most cases are mild, but serious and life-threatening disease can occur if the bacteria migrates deep into the bloodstream and organs. Read more

Doctors are less likely to follow medical guidelines than others. In a new report, people adhered to guidelines about 54% of the time, while doctors and their families lagged about 4 percentage points behind that. Read more

Vaping may affect lungs' lubricant, hampering breathing. A new study finds e-cigarette vapor could damage a critical layer of the lungs called surfactant. Read more

Expert panel critiques FDA's tobacco unit. The group blamed the FDA’s inconsistent regulation efforts for the spread of unauthorized e-cigarettes that appeal to teens, among other problems.Read more

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