Jennifer Lee

October 16, 2019
What is kratom? The popular herbal supplement has caught flak from the FDA – NBC News

What is kratom? The popular herbal supplement has caught flak from the FDA – NBC News

Bobby DiBernardo credits the herbal supplement kratom with getting him off heroin, oxycodone and alcohol six years ago. It saved my life, he said. I could have died any day from a heroin overdose and kratom gave me a new lease. It helped take away the pain o…
October 16, 2019
Hunters beware: Conservation officials caution about CWD in deer as archery seasons open – AL.com

Hunters beware: Conservation officials caution about CWD in deer as archery seasons open – AL.com

Bow season for whitetails began statewide Tuesday, but this year theres a bit of a shadow on the much anticipated deer hunts as chronic wasting disease becomes an increasing concern across the nation. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) first popped up in the 1960…
October 15, 2019
‘Failing’ food system leaves millions of children malnourished or overweight – The Guardian

‘Failing’ food system leaves millions of children malnourished or overweight – The Guardian

At least one in three children under five are either undernourished or overweight, and one in two lack essential vitamins and nutrients, the UN childrens agency has warned. The Unicef report laid bare the alarming rate at which poor diets and a failing food …
October 15, 2019
Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link – msnNOW

Doctors Want FDA To Warn Women About Cheese And Breast Cancer Link – msnNOW

Nonprofit organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has called on the federal government to consider adding label to cheese products that would warn women about the risk of breast cancer. Doctors said hormones found in cow milk-based c…
October 15, 2019
A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows – CNN

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows – CNN

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows - CNN
October 14, 2019
Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says – CNN

Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says – CNN

(CNN)Vaping, often described as an "epidemic" in middle and high schools, was not significantly different among adults in the United States in 2014 vs. 2018, according to survey results published Monday. However, those numbers had been declining from 2014 to…
October 14, 2019
Vitamins B-6 and B-12 linked with increased risk of hip fracture – Medical News Today

Vitamins B-6 and B-12 linked with increased risk of hip fracture – Medical News Today

Vitamins are essential for good health, but consuming too much of certain vitamins can be damaging. A recent study explored B vitamin intake and the risk of hip fracture. Vitamin and mineral supplements are becoming increasingly popular in the United States.…
October 14, 2019
Snot contains powerful sugars that tame germs – The Washington Post

Snot contains powerful sugars that tame germs – The Washington Post

Biophysicist Katharina Ribbeck at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has spent more than a decade exploring the biochemistry that happens within mucus. Mucus piqued my interest because it is just this vastly understudied material that occupies a large …
October 13, 2019
Girl loses both legs after doctors mistake meningitis for ‘tummy bug’ – New York Post

Girl loses both legs after doctors mistake meningitis for ‘tummy bug’ – New York Post

A 7-year-old girl in England lost both of her feet to meningitis after doctors mistakenly sent her home saying she only had a tummy bug, according to a report Sunday. “The damage was done within just a few hours, the girls mother, Aimee Partridge, told The S…