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...

Senate panel approves KidCare expansion

With backing from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill (SB 248) that would allow thousands of immigrant...

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

The imagination and desperation of enslaved Africans forever changed the way the American South cooks and eats. But there’s an unhealthy price to be...

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...

Attorneys alerting Black women about Johnson & Johnson baby powder

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben...

Appeals court backs DCF in nursing home expenses case

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An appeals court Monday sided with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in a dispute about expenses for...

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...

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