Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension
New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before.
FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot
Synthetic marijuana products spiked with an ingredient in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations, the FDA says. The contaminant -- a blood thinner called brodifacoum -- can cause severe bleeding and has been found in products with names such as K2 and Spice.