Tomorrow’s Health: teen health, environmental hazards & mumps

Tomorrow's Health for September 3, 2019

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Swedish researchers have linked increased body weight in teenage boys to heart attacks before the age of 65.

The study looked at more than 1.5 million 18 year old boys.

Researchers say parents can do their part by encouraging less screen time.

Environmental hazards

Pregnant women exposed to certain environmental hazards are more likely to have children with higher blood pressure, according to a new Spanish study.

Researchers found tobacco smoke, bisphenol-A from plastics, and the coating from non-stick pots and pans were found in the blood and urine of children with elevated blood pressure.

Mumps vaccine

A new study finds some college-age people who were given the mumps vaccine as children are no longer immune.

Emory University and CDC researchers say that could be because there are differences between the mumps virus now circulating and the virus strain in the MMR vaccine.

They also say the mumps vaccine may have never worked for some patients.

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