Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years.
Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.

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