Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2022

Good news and bad on strokes among Americans. Although there’s been a marked decline in rates of stroke among older adults over the past 30 years, a growing number of young Americans are having strokes, a new report finds. Read more

Biden relaunches the Cancer Moonshot. In his announcement Wednesday, Biden said the program would aim to improve prevention, screening and research, with a target of reducing the cancer death rate by 50% over the next 25 years. Read more

Another danger from marijuana use: recurrent stroke. Young adult pot smokers who’ve suffered a stroke are more likely to have another if they keep toking, a new study finds.Read more

An expert answers your questions about COVID home tests. So far, roughly 60 million American households have ordered their free tests from the federal government. A pharmacist has advice on when and how to use them correctly. Read more

COVID’s link to disabling strokes. The risk of an attack appears greatest in the first three days after a person is diagnosed with the virus, new research shows. Read more

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