Health Highlights: March 4, 2022

Poll finds health apps underused by unhealthy Americans. A new HealthDay/Harris Poll survey finds the people who might benefit most from them seniors and people with chronic health conditions — are the least likely to use the smartphone-based technologies. Read more

Could vaping put you on path to diabetes? A new study finds that people who use e-cigarettes are more prone to prediabetes, where blood sugar levels are high but not yet at the threshold for type 2 diabetes. Read more

Even a little drinking ages the brain. A study of more than 36,000 British adults finds that just a few glasses of beer or wine a week was associated with reductions in overall brain volume. Read more

New York City drops most COVID restrictions. As of Monday, businesses will no longer have to ask for vaccination cards and masks will no longer be required in public schools for children ages 5 and older, according to a city executive order. Read more