Thursday, April 15, 2021

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...

New marijuana law prompts another challenge

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A new law that legalized full-strength marijuana for terminally ill patients has spurred the latest challenge in the competition for...

‘A Dining Room of Hope’

Aaron’s House event raises awareness, funds to help individuals living with bipolar disorder and depression and their families. BY JENISE GRIFFIN FLORIDA COURIER TAMPA – Pamela Robinson...

‘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...

Orlando Magic to host Mental Health Awareness Night

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In conjunction with Speaks Out, a global organization made...

Suicide rate in nation increased 33% from 1999 to 2017

BEATRICE PREVE/DREAMSTIME/TNS If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or...

Study: Shorter people more likely to develop diabetes

DREAMSTIME/TNS The researchers said taller people typically have lower liver fat content, while shorter people have higher levels of it, which...

Medical center: Coronavirus patient was not tested for several days

BY JACLYN COSGROVE AND SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – It took several days to test a coronavirus patient in Northern California who might be...

Excessive social media use linked to depression during pandemic

BY BETHANY AO PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by...