Tag Archives: Health

Four challenges waiting for Dallas County's new health director – Dallas News

A spike in sexually-transmitted diseases Three major STDs — gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — are gaining ground across the United States, according to a CDC report issued last year. Nearly 2.3 million cases were diagnosed nationwide in 2017, a 9 percent increase from the previous year. But in Dallas County, the number of cases jumped… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

Five ways to boost your gut health this winter and avoid bloating & cramps

Have you been feeling the effects of Christmas over-indulgence? All the booze, fatty foods and sugary snacks can wreak havoc on your gut and leave you with bloating, cramps, gas and even diarrhoea or constipation. Use January as an excuse to give your digestive system a healthy overhaul. Here’s how… 1. Take gut-friendly supplements If… Read More »