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...

‘Natural’ or negligence?

Lawmaker questions nursing home deaths BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Republican state senator – and funeral director – is suggesting that...

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...

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...

Nursing home tragedy claims lives of couple married 61 years

BY DAVID J. NEAL MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becoming the 14th Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident to...

Researchers cite progress in cancer treatment

Johns Hopkins team has discovered that two drugs can slow metastasis significantly. BY CARRIE WELLS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE — Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns...

Study examines how weight gain changes the entire body

BY LISA M. KRIEGER MERCURY NEWS/TNS Weight gain isn’t just a number on your bathroom scale. A new Stanford University study has found that the entire body...

Grant to help FAMU nursing students serve rural communities

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Nursing has launched new efforts to increase opportunities to prepare students...

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