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Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2021

Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Monday, Aug. 2:

Acne more than a teenage plague. It brings to mind adolescents with pimples fueled by surging hormones, but new research shows bad skin takes a huge emotional toll on grown women, both personally and professionally. Read more

Some reassuring news for parents weighing COVID vaccines for their kids: Among the millions of American teens who've received Pfizer's shots, serious side effects remain rare, health officials report. Read more

An ALS drug that can slow Alzheimers? Riluzole has been used for over two decades to slow the progression of ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. This early study found that it slowed brain decline and helped thinking skills and memory in people with mild Alzheimer's. Read more

More pandemic pain coming, Fauci says. As coronavirus cases climb across the country, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, things will get worse before they get better. But new lockdowns are unlikely, he added. Read more

Pot-smoking parents may make their kids sick. New research suggests children who are around people who use marijuana are more vulnerable to colds and respiratory infections. Why? Secondhand smoke. Read more

Could swimming boost a child's vocabulary? Researchers found young swimmers did better in follow-up tests of new words learned before jumping in the pool than kids who did other exercise. Read more

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