Tomorrow’s Health: vaccine hesitation, teen vaping & osteoporosis in men

Tomorrow's Health

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - One in five children have a parent who is hesitant about vaccines.

The new survey published in the journal “Pediatrics” finds that uncertainty can impact some parents' decisions about flu vaccines.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Teen vaping

New research finds vaping can lead to traditional smoking for teens, even when they don’t have intentions to pick up the habit.

A Children’s National Hospital study looked at about 8,600 adolescents and found among kids who said they had no plans to smoke, those who used e-cigarettes were four times more likely to start.

Osteoporosis in men

Older men are being under-diagnosed and under-treated for osteoporosis.

That’s according to new research from the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.

Osteoporosis results from loss of bone mass and change in bone structure.

Researchers say screening recommendations need to be more consistent for men.

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