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...

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...

CDC reportedly tells employees not to speak to reporters

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its...

‘A Dining Room of Hope’

Aaron’s House event raises awareness, funds to help individuals living with bipolar disorder and depression and their families. BY JENISE GRIFFIN FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Pamela Robinson...

‘Gaming Disorder’ recognized as a mental health condition

BY HOWARD COHEN MIAMI HERALD / TNS The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to officially recognize that playing video games too often could be a...

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a dramatic increase in the number of children being taken in for involuntary psychiatric examinations, a state panel on...

Standing several hours a day could help you lose weight

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS ROCHESTER, Minn. – Standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could help people lose weight over the long term,...

Harvey’s health toll: Texas doctor taps lessons from Katrina

BY SHEFALI LUTHRA KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005,...

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