A Spokane County resident was one of four people in Washington reportedly sickened by salmonella linked to tuna, according to the Washington state Department of Health.
Stem Cell Centers CEO Travis Autor insists that his stem cell therapy works and claims to have treated between 8,000 and 10,000 patients in clinics like the one in Coeur d’Alene. A doctor at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington calls people like Autor “charlatans.”
A new form of cancer immunotherapy has been given to a University of California, San Diego Health patient in the first test of immune cells grown from stem cells.
U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mainly teens and young adults.
Millions of people are surviving for years with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable, and there’s a new push for more research on what it’s like to live with the disease, not just how to treat it.
With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
Spokane received its first meningitis diagnosis of the year, but officials say the risk of it spreading is low.
Kim Thorburn, former health officer and Spokane Regional Health District director, said she was saddened but not surprised to hear Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announce he took his nine children to a chickenpox party with the intention of them becoming infected.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression – a debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women a year in the United States.
A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn’t a typical side effect. It turns out the pills were mixed with gluten the patient knew to avoid in food – but was surprised to find hiding in medicine.
A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness.
An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 – and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims on social media that scare parents.
Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans ages 10 to 18. Experts hope such lessons will mean depressed teens get help more quickly.
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help.
The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem.
A cancer-fighting gene known as the “guardian of the genome” actually promotes certain tumors, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Samoana “Sam” Matagi, 42, is known on YouTube as the “No-Handed Bandit,” a moniker he bestowed on himself. Since he lost his hands in an accident, he has made dozens of how-to videos, entertaining step-by-step tutorials showing amputees across the globe how to tie a necktie, brush their teeth, drive a car or go rock-climbing.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
Up to now, there have been conflicting studies on whether e-cigs help smokers kick the habit. The British study could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the regulatory debate in the U.S.
Fruit juice has been falling out of favor for its high sugar content and low nutritional value. Now parents have another reason to pull the plug: heavy metals.
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