Monday, July 13, 2020

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...

A look at health care outside of the US

Citizens in Canada, Britain and France spend less, report better medical access BY NOAM N. LEVELY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. health system the...

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to...

CDC: Nearly 4 in 10 adults in US now obese

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of four in 10 American...

Doctors’, lawyers’ money motives cause painful decisions

Women, especially women of color and poor women, tend to suffer disproportionately in our healthcare system. The...

Sensational salads

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition FROM FAMILY FEATURES

Dealing with sickness or injury at sea

What passengers should know before booking a cruise  MATT CARDY/GETTY IMAGES/TNS In January, hundreds of passengers aboard...
Prince

Prince’s doctor disciplined by Minnesota medical board

BY JEREMY OLSON STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS – A doctor who provided medical care to Prince at the time he died of an opioid drug overdose has...

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...