Exploring role of food, obesity in early onset of puberty

BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Let’s talk seriously about periods. Doctors and scientists have noticed an alarming trend. Some girls in elementary school are...

Do drugs that calm stomachs damage kidneys?

The answer’s unclear about the harm of proton pump inhibitors. BY SYDNEY LUPKIN AND PAULINE BARTOLONE KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Sherry Herman was watching TV when the ad popped...

Post-Irma health warning: Be aware of signs and symptoms of strokes

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, health officials are asking individuals, especially those performing heavy physical activity, to be aware...

Vaccination could be necessary before traveling abroad

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS If you are planning a trip abroad, you may need to make an appointment to see a medical provider along with making...

Health department: Reduce the time cell phone’s near your body

BY BARBARA ANDERSON FRESNO BEE/TNS Put your cell phone down — and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of Public Health is advising. Smartphone...

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE It’s meant to boost your health but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved...

Florida congressman battling pancreatic cancer

Hastings is the first Black elected to Congress from state since reconstruction TONG WU/MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS “I...

‘Natural’ or negligence?

Lawmaker questions nursing home deaths BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Republican state senator – and funeral director – is suggesting that...

Lead detected in 20 percent of baby food samples

BY LYDIA ZURAW KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and...

Innocent gunshot victims face lifelong issues

More youth dealing with physical and emotional trauma after being caught in crossfire. BY BLYTHE BERNHARD AND JESSE BOGAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS ST. LOUIS – The bullets came...

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