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...

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...

‘I have no fear’

South Florida woman loses baby, arms and legs during pregnancy BY MIKE CLARY SUN SENTINEL/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CORAL SPRINGS – When Kayleigh Ferguson-Walker returned to church...

Florida Zika cases top 100 this year

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has had 101 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with most involving people who brought the virus...

Florida mental health counselor releases ‘The Hangover’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Carleah East, a licensed from St. Petersburg, has released a new book, “The Hangover: Overcoming Emotional Addiction – 12 Steps for...

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...

Thousands more dead

Report shows large overdose increase COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – A highly anticipated report from Florida’s medical examiners shows dramatic increases in all types...

Studies: Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease

BY BRADLEY J. FIKES SAN DIEGO UNION -TRIBUNE/TNS Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released this month that add to extensive research indicating...

Scott gets advice from mental health experts

Coordination of care, early screening and assessment were among the strategies discussed at governor’s workshop. BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Better integration of...

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