A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.
It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new medical device invented by a Twin Cities neurosurgeon to detect signs of concussion by tracking a patient’s eye movements.
The food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce is over. U.S. health officials said Wednesday there haven’t been any new illnesses reported for a month. Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was the likely source.
Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one’s around to notice they’re in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing – and summon help if it stops.
Jeanne Calment died in 1997 in the southern French town in which she was born, and her death drew a flurry of attention.
A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed – and a new friendship they never expected.
The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama’s health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party’s effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans.
In 2017, more than four times the number of people were treated at Spokane hospitals as a result of amphetamine-related conditions compared with 2008, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.
Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw turkey because of possible salmonella contamination, the Agriculture Department says.
On Dec. 24, the risk of a heart attack is 37 percent higher than normal, the researchers found. On Christmas itself, the increase in risk dips to 29 percent. Even on Boxing Day, it’s still 21 percent above normal levels.
There’s no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting lean. Here’s what you need to know about the myth and about the true relationship between exercise and weight loss.
If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.
An estimated 9 percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.
The offices of Better Health Together, at 1206 N. Lincoln St. near the Spokane Arena, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the last day of open enrollment for health plans that take effect in 2019.
Statewide, enrollment numbers are surging in the final few days before the open enrollment period for public health options ends Saturday night. Spokane County residents may pick plans from among four providers offering coverage on the state’s health exchange.
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists – “some of the world’s most experienced” – to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
Temple Grandin sees the autism spectrum in some of the world’s most successful people. “I’ve been to Microsoft, Google, Facebook, NASA – there’s a lot of people with autism there,” the Colorado State University professor said. “The same genes that make people have big brains make people have autism.”
Food-safety investigators are working to pinpoint the source of drug-resistant salmonella found in raw turkey meat as a nationwide outbreak expands just before the largest turkey consumption day of the year.
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
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