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Feb 4, 2016 7:06 PM

Teens admit to risky behavior in anonymous survey; Unique baby seat causes controversy; Cancer treatment called medical breakthrough


CHANGING FAMILIES - Results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2015 New Hampshire Youth Risk Behavior Survey are in.

Some key findings - Seat belt and bicycle helmet usage have increased over the past decade. The use of tobacco, illegal prescription drugs, and alcohol have significantly decreased.

Some concerning findings; 25 percent of students reported smoking E-cigarettes, and 44 percent of students admit to texting while driving.

Also, there has been no significant change in the rate of heroin use reported by students during the past 5 years, indicating a need for the state to better address the opioid crisis.

A new and unique baby seat called the Babocush is said to offer busy parents much needed help. It mimics the head over the shoulder position of a baby laying on their mom or dad, and it even emits heartbeat sounds. While some parents swear by it, the Huff Post reports many are criticizing it on social media saying it takes away the crucial parent-baby bond.

Scientists in the UK are being credited for a medical breakthrough in fighting cancer. They've found a way to make cancer cells “addicted” to drugs. Those drugs will then kill those cancer cells within minutes.

While not yet used in clinical practice, it's showing promise in late-stage clinical trials.

By the way, Thursday is World Cancer Day. A day meant to unite the world in the fight against cancer.


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