Jennifer Lee

November 16, 2019
Anxious and depressed as a scary disease destroyed her lungs, she turned to ecstasy for relief. Here’s what happened. – Washington Post

Anxious and depressed as a scary disease destroyed her lungs, she turned to ecstasy for relief. Here’s what happened. – Washington Post

And anything turned out to be MDMA, the psychotropic drug known as ecstasy or molly and commonly used by ravers and music festival mavens to attain euphoric, communal bliss. Ecstasy and I had partied together just once, after college, in combination with pot…
November 16, 2019
Polio-like disease hits three kids on Long Island – Newsday

Polio-like disease hits three kids on Long Island – Newsday

A rare polio-like disease that has struck at least three Long Island children since a nationwide outbreak began in 2014 typically starts as a common viral infection. For Emma DAntonio, 8, of Bohemia, it was an ear infection in August 2018. A week later, her …
November 15, 2019
Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says – CNN

Switching from cigarettes to vapes may be better for heart health, study says – CNN

(CNN)While e-cigarettes have been in the spotlight for their popularity among kids and an ongoing outbreak of lung injury, many have also looked to them as a potentially less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes. New research published Friday in the Jou…
November 15, 2019
Flu is getting an early start in the US this season – CNN

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season – CNN

Flu is getting an early start in the US this season - CNN
November 15, 2019
Supercentenarians live longer than others because of this, study suggests – Fox News

Supercentenarians live longer than others because of this, study suggests – Fox News

The secret to living past 100 could lie in your immune system, suggests a new study. In a study recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) scientists found that supercentenarians — those who are 110 years of age or older — h…
November 15, 2019
How Do You Know If Your Antidepressants Are Working? – Yahoo Lifestyle

How Do You Know If Your Antidepressants Are Working? – Yahoo Lifestyle

Medically reviewed by psychiatrist and Timberline Knolls medical director Johnny Williamson, M.D. Youve been taking antidepressants for a couple of weeks now but its hard to tell whats happening. Sure, maybe you notice a little extra energy, yet youre still …
November 15, 2019
Cases of whooping cough reported at 4 East Penn School District schools – WFMZ Allentown

Cases of whooping cough reported at 4 East Penn School District schools – WFMZ Allentown

EMMAUS, Pa. - Cases of whooping cough have been reported in the East Penn School District. Students who attend Emmaus High School, Lower Macungie Middle School, Shoemaker and Wescosville Elementary Schools have been diagnosed with Pertussis, or whooping coug…
November 15, 2019
Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say – The New York Times

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say – The New York Times

Nearly all American toddlers and about two-thirds of infants consume added sugar, despite nutritionists recommendations that children avoid the sweetener, according to a government study released this week. Researchers, using data from the Centers for Diseas…
November 14, 2019
On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies – NBCNews.com

On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies – NBCNews.com

Fear of parasites have led thousands of people to post pictures of their own feces in a private Facebook group and then pursue a range of remedies proposed by other group members that medical experts consider unsubstantiated by scientific research and potenti…