A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.
Artificial ingredients can be more of a worry than genetically modified organisms. Keep a share eye on the ingredient list.
Research suggests that the value of cognitively stimulating activities builds up over a lifetime. That means acquiring a good education; working in a job that is mentally stimulating; and engaging in pastimes, hobbies and social activities that are mentally engaging are all part of reducing your risk for developing dementia.
Dr. Stephen Thatcher is a radiation oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane. In a Q & A, he covers some of the latest updates for breast cancer screening, genetic testing and treatments.
A group of scientists, physicians and public health officials is calling for a nationwide research initiative to better understand the health effects of man-made fluorinated compounds, such as those leaked into drinking water from Fairchild Air Force Base.
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday.
When our 11-year-old dog, Izzy, died a few months ago, we were so, so sad. Anyone who’s lost a pet they loved knows exactly what I mean.
In a new study published recently in Menopause, researchers found the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-age women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason.
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.
Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain.
Numerous treatment options exist for people who drink to an unhealthy degree, including 12-step programs and inpatient rehabilitation centers. Many patients and health-care providers are less likely to be aware that medications can also help treat alcohol use disorder.
Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And Kootenai Health is adding a new treatment room to help pediatric patients who have sensory processing issues.
It’s overwhelming when much of the advice today is to limit kids older than 2 years old to two hours of screen time a day. The older children get, the more they are expected to use the computer as a resource.
Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free “Obamacare” health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration’s efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences.
Idaho’s insurance market opened for business Wednesday, giving Gem State residents a month and a half to sign up for 2018 health insurance.
A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots’ lives, and some began to roll over, sit and stand on their own, researchers reported Wednesday.
Just six months ago, Jovon hovered near death, diagnosed with a rare immune disorder that had bounced him in and out of the hospital since his third birthday.
In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended, by an 8-to-7 vote, that the new Shingrix vaccine be preferred over the existing Zostavax vaccine because it provides far greater protection and is expected to prevent significant disease, especially among the elderly.
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