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4 Your Health: screening for lung cancer, smokeless teens; race and kidney donations

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A new study finds racial differences in kidney transplants from live donors.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University followed more than 400,000 patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Blacks and Hispanics were less likely to receive a live kidney donor after two years on the waiting list than White and Asian patients. In fact, this racial gap has increased over the past two decades.

E-cigarettes gateway to lighting up

E-cigarettes and other smokeless tobacco products may lead to cigarette smoking among teens.

That's according to a new University of California study of over 10,000 adolescents. Teens who used non-cigarette tobacco products were more likely to begin smoking within a year than those that didn't.

That risk was even higher for those who used multiple tobacco products.

A call for more screenings

New research suggests more people should be screened for lung cancer.

Current guidelines recommend yearly screenings for older adults who smoke, or have smoked, at least 30-packs of cigarettes a year. Government data shows widening the criteria to include high-risk, moderate, smokers could have prevented over 5,000 lung cancer deaths in 2015.

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