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  • Advocates Launch Website For Young Adults With Mental Health Issues

    HARTFORD — A group of mental health advocates Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing and coordinating resources for young adults suffering from mental wellness issues. TurningPointCT.org was created particularly for the 18-to-25 age...
  • CVS kicks the tobacco habit

    The nation's No. 2 drugstore operator finally kicked the habit. CVS plans to announce Wednesday that it has pulled all remaining cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products from each of its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide. The...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Community treatment for those with mental illness is a caring, humane and cost-effective option

    In an Aug. 29 editorial, the Tribune highlights a continuing mental health crisis in Illinois. While Illinois has made strides in closing state psychiatric hospitals -- we are finally deinstitutionalizing some people with mental illnesses who are...
  • Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

    Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
    A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some...
  • Some say you can't beat feet for commuting pleasure

    SEATTLE Luke Baylor walks more than 50 miles every week. It's 3 miles every day to work at Amazon.com in the South Lake Union neighborhood where he works as a technical writer and another 3 miles back home to the Fremont neighborhood, where he lives with...
  • Rights group slams Thai detention of child migrants and refugees

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An 8-year-old Sri Lankan refugee girl spent two years crammed in a cigarette smoke-filled cell with many adults, developing a rash all over her body. A Somali infant lived more than three years in an overcrowded and...
  • Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them...
  • California has been well served by departing Steinberg and Pérez

    Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will remain California Senate president pro tem for another month and a half, but for all practical purposes the end of the legislative session at midnight Sunday brings a conclusion to his six-year leadership of state...
  • Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

    Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
    Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring. Then 26, English started as a medical assistant for Dr. William Dando in the spring of 2012, helping him with laser surgeries and other...
  • Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]

    Physical education is more than just a recess activity [Letter]
    Thank you for bringing to light the efforts of Donte Samuel at the Belmont Elementary School ("Recess: the fourth 'R'?" Aug. 25). Student, parents and teachers should welcome the dedication of the many individuals who provide daily exercise...