RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

December 8, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in decades, finds a new government report. The life expectancy for the average American man fell two-tenths of a year from 76.5 to 76.3. For women, it dropped one-tenth from 81.3 to 81.2 years.The U.S. surgeon general has called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. The report recommends tighter regulations on e-cigarettes be incorporated, including preventing youth from accessing e-cigarettes, and implementing price and tax policies that discourage use.And... powdered, artificial blood? Sounds like science-fiction, but it's not. Scientists have created an artificial blood that can be freeze-dried, making it easier for combat medics and paramedics to keep on hand for emergencies and can be stored for a year or more before use. The hunt for an artificial blood substitute has been underway fo

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