Friday, September 28, 2018

Health

Lawsuit says kratom tea caused teen’s brain damage

Lawsuit says kratom tea caused teen’s brain damage

For four years, Mary Tabar said, her 19-year-old daughter Brette was a regular at three Pinellas County bars serving kratom tea. Then, in March, Brette Tabar "suffered psychotic episodes and hallucinations so severe that she was confined pursuant" to...
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Study: Percentage of children with ADHD has nearly doubled in the last 20 years

Study: Percentage of children with ADHD has nearly doubled in the last 20 years

The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday.The rise was most pronounced in minority gro...
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Look for red flags to help differentiate between love of video games and gaming disorder

HEALTHY VIDEO GAME PLAY OR GAMING DISORDER? CHECK FOR RED FLAGSWhat is gaming disorder? How can you tell if a child might have this condition, rather than just being a kid who really likes playing video games?Gaming disorder goes beyond having a pass...
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Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Throw some (tuna) steaks on the barbie

Tuna steaks are a treat, and the intense heat of the grill is perfect for getting a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside tender, moist and pleasantly pink. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling tuna to perfection, and we decided to m...
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As Obamacare stabilizes, 2019 rate hikes for Floridians will be small compared to past years

As Obamacare stabilizes, 2019 rate hikes for Floridians will be small compared to past years

FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida insurers selling health insurance under the Affordable Care Act requested the lowest premium hikes since the law’s inception, despite numerous obstacles from the Trump administration and major rate increases last year.The st...
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Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to ‘elevated levels’ of lead, copper

Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to ‘elevated levels’ of lead, copper

Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns over above-normal levels of lead and copper.The decision comes after ...
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State: BRT could get its own lane on new Howard Frankland Bridge

State: BRT could get its own lane on new Howard Frankland Bridge

The Florida Department of Transportation says it has a back-up plan to create a dedicated lane for bus rapid transit on the new Howard Frankland Bridge in case the current plan for BRT doesn’t work out.A draft request for proposals to design and buil...
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What sends 12 million Americans to the doctor every year and costs us $51 million? Earwax.

What sends 12 million Americans to the doctor every year and costs us $51 million? Earwax.

Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious.Don’t laugh.That greasy, often gross, buildup occurs more often in older ears than those of the young, experts say. And when it goes unrecognized, it can pose ser...
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Four more cases of measles found in Pinellas County, bringing total to seven

Four more cases of measles found in Pinellas County, bringing total to seven

Four more people have come down with the measles, according to the Department of Health in Pinellas County, adding to three cases announced by officials earlier this month. Before the first case was announced on Aug. 13, there had been no cases of me...
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Mind-altering breast milk? New pot study poses that question

Mind-altering breast milk? New pot study poses that question

CHICAGO— Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical...
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