Thursday, January 23, 2020

Late bedtimes for tots can lead to teen weight problems

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed “early to bed” for better health. This could be especially true...

Why people give up on their Fitbits

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Once embraced with enthusiasm and worn with pride, fitness trackers are now winding up in the bottom of a drawer months...

E-cigarettes may help smokers kick the habit

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS The more that “vaping” – e-cigarettes – takes hold in England, the better the odds that smokers there...

Zika undercount hides extent of virus spread

That’s what medical experts are saying about Florida’s methods of reporting disease BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – For months, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state...

Modified mosquitoes sought to combat Zika virus

Modified mosquitoes sought to combat Zika virus THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the number of locally transmitted Zika cases continuing to climb, 61 members of...

Felon Food Groups

Nuts, shellfish among the biggest suspects in a big increase in dietary allergies By Sharon Thompson McClatchy Newspapers As a population, Americans are becoming more allergic, and...

Three great recipes for allergy sufferers

CINNAMON, RAISIN AND APPLE MUFFINS (Egg- and nut-free) 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter or...

A growing mental health crisis in Flint

Health care workers and community leaders said they’ve seen increased anxiety in all ages – kids through senior citizens – because of the water...

How methods to fight mosquitoes have changed

BY ALEXIA FERNANDEZ LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS It’s not the fog of war, but it’s a war on bugs. And sometimes it’s fought with, well, fog. Recent...

More local Zika cases found in Miami-Dade

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The number of Zika cases in Florida continued to increase, with the state Department of Health announcing...