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...

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

United for Care will try to get amendment on 2016 ballot THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After lawmakers adjourned last week without taking up the medical-marijuana...

Lactose intolerance can develop at any age

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Question: What would cause someone to become lactose-intolerant later in life? I’m in my 40s and have never had...

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

A poor diet can increase the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, which in turn can end up compromising an individual’s...

‘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...

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...

Surgery helps blind artist see art in a new light

BY ALEX HARRIS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — When Selris James painted a month ago, he held his face so close to the canvas his nose nearly...

FDA weighs in on cutting carcinogen in french fries

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels...

How to fend off the flu in the workplace

Have fewer meetings, let employees work from home are just a couple of options BY ADAM SMELTZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (TNS) No matter what grandma might have warned,...

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...

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