NIDA: Teen vaping levels seem to have plateaued in 2020

(HealthDay)—Teen vaping levels remained high in 2020 but have not increased substantially since 2019, according to results from the annual Monitoring the Future survey, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Students in eighth, 10th, and 12th grade were surveyed regarding substance use behaviors during various…

Anxiety and depression levels fall as lockdown eased

Levels of anxiety and depression in the UK have both fallen in the past week but remain above the usual reported averages, according to UCL’s Covid-19 social study of over 90,000 adults during the coronavirus epidemic. The ongoing study, which was launched in the week before lockdown, is funded by…

Voxelotor improves hemoglobin levels in sickle cell disease

(HealthDay)—For individuals with sickle cell disease, 1,500 mg of voxelotor increases hemoglobin levels and reduces the incidence of worsening anemia compared with placebo, according to a study published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Elliott Vichinsky, M.D., from the University of California at San…