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...

FIVE QUESTIONS

The state’s top health care professional, Dr. Celeste Philip, speaks about the Zika virus, how the state tracks HIV/AIDS, and children’s medical care in...

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...

Reporter’s next assignment is in SENEGAL

Florida Courier’s Penny Dickerson will be writing aboard the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship. PHOTO BY...

Trump unveils sweeping goals on kidney disease

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES FOR NORTH AMERICA/TNS President Trump holds up an executive order on Advancing American Kidney Health after delivering remarks...

Study: Seniors who keep working are healthier

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who...

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

Despite early alarms, records show the county largely proceeded with business as usual as the summer mosquito season approached. BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – As...

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Bad experiences with doctors and studies slows understanding of Alzheimer’s affect on African-Americans BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – The question came as a...

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