Tag Archives: Problem

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media

By Jessica Hamzelou For teen girls, exercise and sleep may have more impact on mental health than social mediaSladic/Getty Social media isn’t necessarily bad for teens’ mental health – it only causes problems for girls when it interferes with sleep and exercise or enables cyberbullying. Boys don’t seem to be affected in the same way.… Read More »

Pope weighs in as states debate abortion: It’s like hiring a ‘hitman to solve a problem’

Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic stance against abortion Saturday, not long after multiple U.S. states passed bills restricting abortion. “Is it legitimate to take out a human life to solve a problem?” Francis asked attendees at a Vatican conference on abortion, according to the New York Times. “Is it permissible to contract a hitman to… Read More »

When Is HPV a Problem?

I’m 25. I (and almost all of my friends) got the Gardasil shots. What’s the deal with the other strains of HPV? I’ve heard basically everyone around our age carries some strains and that most strains are not a big deal. — Anna, New York [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter yourself.]… Read More »

Superbugs… A Super Problem

Superbug is a nickname for an antibiotic resistant bacterium. They are a major health concern. It is estimated that at least 70,000 people die each year from superbug infections. The really bad news is that as more bacteria evolve to become resistant to our antibiotics it is projected that the annual death toll from superbug… Read More »

It's not a Brexit problem, Sanofi says of epilepsy drug shortages

Sanofi has restarted production at a plant where manufacturing had to be halted to fix pollution issues. The interruption created spot shortages of seizure drugs Epilim and Depakote in some markets, but Sanofi has assured patients it has nothing to do with the impending divorce of the U.K. and the European Union. In a statement this week… Read More »