Health Highlights: Oct. 7, 2022​

Speeding, texting a dangerous due for many teen drivers. In a new study, researchers found teens drove over the speed limit on 40% of trips and held cell phones more than 30% of the time. In 5% of trips, teens sped and used their cell phones. Read more

COVID boosters make hospitalization a rare thing. Even among people with conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID, being vaccinated and boosted kept the vast majority out of the hospital, new research shows. Read more

U.S. will screen incoming travelers from Uganda for Ebola. An outbreak continues in the East African nation, although no cases outside the country have yet been been reported. Still, the Biden administration is alerting U.S. physicians to be watchful for any cases. Read more

CDC to stop issuing daily COVID numbers. The agency has published that information daily for more than two years, but will switch to weekly updates starting Oct. 20. Read more

Gun injuries to kids rose during pandemic. The findings from one Houston hospital show a steep rise as sales of guns kept at home rose during the COVID crisis. Read more