Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why are today’s teens putting off sex, driving, dating and drinking?

A new study found that the percentage of teens who have a driver’s license, who have tried alcohol, who date, and who work for pay has plummeted since 1976. Read More »

The talk you should have with your teen about tattoos

More than 52,000 people died of overdoses in 2015 Read More »

City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill’s manufacturer accountable for damages. Everett, a working-class city of about 108,000 north of Seattle, sued… Read More »

Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here’s How To Do It Safely

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos. Read More »

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help, he… Read More »

Will You Lose Weight? Take A Look At Your Poop

A study from Denmark suggests that measuring the bacteria in your poop may help show how you’ll respond to a diet. Read More »

Study: Skin patch that melts love handles in mice could work on humans

Scientific researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that dissolves fat on lab mice. The treatment could work on love handles for humans. Read More »

San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis A outbreak. Is it coming to LA?

San Diego County is experiencing the third worst hepatitis A outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. L.A. officials fear the outbreak is headed north. Read More »

San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak: Restaurant Knows Exact Times and Dates Customers Were Exposed to Deadly Virus

The famous Pacific Beach boardwalk establishment is temporarily closed. Read More »

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there

The serious breach of privacy for an unconscious patient led to the suspension of one physician for 28 days, another for a week and the ousting of the surgical services nursing director. Read More »