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...

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...

Scott backs mental health changes for courts

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on March 25 that supporters said will help the court system address issues with criminal...

patients dying younger from sickle cell

Discrimination and poor care to blame, medical experts say BY JENNY GOLD KAISER HEALTH NEWS/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE For more than a year, NeDina Brocks-Capla avoided one...

You can smoke it now

Medical weed gets green light HAYNE PALMOUR IV/SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS Medical marijuana like this can now be...

Kids still being poisoned by laundry detergent pods

DREAMSTIME/TNS Parents urged to use liquid or powder detergents if they have children under 6 years old. BY...

More companies turning to telemedicine kiosk

Hundreds of employers  in U.S. installing them  in workplaces to aid  sick workers. BY PHIL GALEWITZ KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS WEST PALM BEACH – On the day abdominal...

Cutting back on meat? You’re a reducetarian

BY CATHIE ANDERSON SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After giving up meat, Brian Kateman returned home to Staten Island, New York for Thanksgiving dinner and under...

Kidney disease hits Blacks hard

Diet, stress, socioeconomics considered BY ANDREA K. MCDANIELS THE BALTIMORE SUN / TNS BALTIMORE – For the past 13 years, Keith White has scheduled his life around...

5 factors that can contribute to blood clots

Thrombosis is the third leading vascular diagnosis after heart attack and stroke. COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES Consult...

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