Tech Times – Concussion Diagnoses Among U.S. Teens And Kids Rising: Why This Is A Good Sign
Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 248,000 children and teenagers are sent to the emergency room per year because of sports and recreational activity-related concussions. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, however, suggests that the actual number is higher.

USA Today – Study:  New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use
As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are now turning to electronic smoking devices. The report, released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is based on a study that found overall smoking prevalence among youth in Southern California declined, but the combined e-cigarette or cigarette use was substantially greater than before e-cigarettes became available.

Medical News Today – Breast cancer: Exercise reduces perceived memory problems in survivors
Breast cancer survivors often report experiencing memory problems. However, engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity appears to indirectly reduce perceived memory problems in breast cancer survivors – likely by increasing self-confidence and reducing fatigue and distress. The study found breast cancer survivors who engaged in higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity appeared to experience reductions in perceived memory impairment. These were the findings of a new study led by Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and published in the journal Psycho-Oncology. A surprising suggestion from the results was that memory problems appear to be linked to high stress in breast cancer survivors, rather than specifically as a result of chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

The Huffington Post – Here’s Why Anti-HIV Drugs May Not Be Reaching Those Most At Risk
Only a small proportion of gay and bisexual men who could have taken a daily pill to reduce their risk of HIV actually did so in 2014, according to a new study. Furthermore, young gay and bisexual men and those of color, who are among the groups most at risk for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), were less likely to be taking the medication than their older and white counterparts. Unequal use of the drug, called Truvada, may worsen the disparities between races in HIV rates, said lead author Henry Raymond, of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. “We don’t want to leave anyone behind,” he told Reuters Health.