Saturday, April 4, 2020

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...

Mistakes with medication are common for discharged patients

BY JORDAN RAU KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Within two weeks of Joyce Oyler’s discharge from the hospital, sores developed in her mouth and throat, and...

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...

Senators support higher smoking age

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would increase the minimum smoking age...

CDC issues warning about ‘crypto’ in pools, water parks

DREAMSTIME/TNS The fecal parasite can survive for days in chlorinated water in pools and water playgrounds. BY STEPHANIE...

Study shows potential link between sleep, Alzheimer’s in Latinos

BY MICHELLE MARCHANTE MIAMI HERALD/TNS Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a...

CORONAVIRUS 101

An infectious diseases doctor answers questions about how its transmitted and why you shouldn’t panic. BY PATRICK M. O’CONNELL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS There are many questions about the...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...