How to tell if you have a cold, flu or allergies

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS As autumn approaches, chances are you, your co-workers or family members will begin sneezing, wheezing or coughing. How can you tell...

Old makeup can be hazardous to your health

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE There’s something lurking at the bottom of your makeup bag, and it’s not pretty. According to Mayo Clinic Health System...

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...

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...

Study: Follow-up phone call could save a life

BY KATHERINE BURGESS KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS Hospital emergency departments shouldn’t merely give psychiatric referrals after discharging patients who have attempted suicide, a new study found. Instead, follow-up...

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...

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...

Bacon, ham and hot dogs linked to cancer

World Health Organization issues warning about processed and red meat BY TONY PUGH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — America’s love affair with savory, cured meats hit a...

Why gay men in US can’t donate blood

The FDA’s latest guidance imposes a one-year delay on donation. BY JOHN TOZZI BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the shooting at a gay...

Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS There’s lots of ways Florida can kill you, not the least of which is Vibrio vulnificus, a rare and potentially deadly...

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