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...

She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Dr. Vanessa Grubbs lay in a hospital bed, her stomach doing somersaults, even as a smile played at the corners of...

‘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...

Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high

BY PAIGE CORNWELL SEATTLE TIMES/TNS In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The...

Signs of eye damage from staring at solar eclipse

BY NASEEM S. MILLER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during...

Grant to help FAMU nursing students serve rural communities

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Nursing has launched new efforts to increase opportunities to prepare students...

CDC reportedly tells employees not to speak to reporters

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its...

Need a crisis counselor? How to get help

Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following information on...

Harvey’s health toll: Texas doctor taps lessons from Katrina

BY SHEFALI LUTHRA KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005,...

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