Health Highlights: Aug. 31, 2022​

U.S. life expectancy drops by nearly 1 year. The decline from 77 years in 2020 to 76.1 years in 2021 puts U.S. life expectancy at the lowest level since 1996, the CDC said. The pandemic played a major role. Read more

With PFAS in packaging, how safe is microwave popcorn? Evidence shows that that these harmful “forever chemicals” will leach into the snack during popping, experts say. Read more

Fitter teens are more prone to vaping. “This may be because vape is perceived to be a healthier option to traditional smoking,” the lead author of the new study said. Experts stressed that e-cigarettes are not a ‘healthy’ alternative to smoking. Read more