Health

Exploding tick population worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.

New guidelines: All adults should get alcohol screenings

You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement

Tips to Make Vitamins Work Better

With more than 90,000 supplements on the market, the vitamin industry is a big one in the U.S. Since 1999, the National Institutes of Health has spent $2.4 billion researching vitamins and minerals...

Foods to Smile About!

Orlando, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ghosts, goblins or things that go bump in the night may not be the scariest things to worry about this Halloween, but rather the creepy crawling germs in your mo...

Natural Ways to Treat Thyroid Disease

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women are more at risk than men, with one in eight women developing thyroid problems in her lifetime, especially after pregnancy and menopause. If you notice sym...

Fillings with no Feelings

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More and more new technology is being used in the dentist's office. The procedures can make it easier on the patient and the dentist. Now there's a way to get...

Kids and Trauma: What to Look for

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The statistics are scary. The number of kids requiring hospital treatment each year for physical assault-related injuries can fill every seat in nine stadiums. A...