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Today's Top Medical Stories - June 15, 2018

New government data finds 14 percent of U.S. high school students say they misuse prescription opioids. The survey also found a third of students say they persistently feel sad or hopeless . That's up several points from a decade ago. 

Teenagers who do not get enough quality sleep have more cardiovascular risk factors. A new study in Pediatrics finds adolescents who sleep less than seven hours have increased body fat and higher blood pressure.

And obesity is more common in the country than the city. New CDC figures show 34 percent of adults in rural counties are obese, compared to almost 29 percent in metropolitan areas. 

(Nikki Battiste, CBS News)


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