Saturday, February 22, 2020

‘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...

Cancer death rate dropping faster for Blacks than Whites

BY DELTHIA RICKS NEWSDAY / TNS The cancer death rate among African-Americans is dropping faster than for Whites, reversing...

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

Despite early alarms, records show the county largely proceeded with business as usual as the summer mosquito season approached. BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – As...

Have a feel good summer

Family Features For many, making better-for-you food decisions and staying physically active go hand in hand with maintaining a quality lifestyle. According to an article published...

Amid measles outbreak, little effort to kill vaccine exemptions

ANDREW POPOV/DREAMSTIME/TNS The MMR vaccine provides protection from measles, mumps and rubella and is given to children in two doses, usually...

Is it wiser to wait for a flu shot?

Some medical experts are wary of marketing that promotes early vaccinations. BY JULIE APPLEBY KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come...

Mistakes with medication are common for discharged patients

BY JORDAN RAU KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Within two weeks of Joyce Oyler’s discharge from the hospital, sores developed in her mouth and throat, and...

What you need to know about lead poisoning

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) The recent news about high lead levels in the Flint, Mich., water supply has raised concerns about lead poisoning in...

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the proliferation of pink ribbons is about to start. Too...

No more artificial colors, flavors in Trix, Cocoa Puffs

General Mills to remove dyes from cereals by the end of this year BY MIKE HUGHLETT STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has announced that it will...