Stories tagged: cancer
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2 p.m.
The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who questioned some unusual radiation readings are being credited with discovering the partial collapse of a waste storage tunnel last week.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
A nonprofit group says it plans to appeal after it was denied a permit to build a retreat for children with cancer in central Idaho.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Beloved local artist, who has done work for bands, credit unions and friends, is fighting cancer. A show in Coeur d’Alene will feature works by Patterson and her friends, with …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Workers have begun filling a caved in tunnel near the PUREX plant in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. About 50 truckloads of soil will be used to …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Hanford officials say they’re working on a fix for a gaping hole that appeared Tuesday in the roof of a storage tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive equipment at …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 5 p.m.
Jim Brown, an Olympia fire captain who has stage 4 lung cancer, is teaching other firefighters how to avoid what’s happened to him. He was in Spokane April 25 to …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
A new report says Congress should consider authorizing the Department of Energy to use grout to stabilize some of Hanford’s radioactive waste, rather than a more expensive plan to turn …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
A small east-central Montana town held an early high school graduation ceremony for one student’s mother, who has pancreatic cancer.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Kilmer said on Reddit on Wednesday : “I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time.” He said people may still …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
A group of military lawyers who work at the Guantanamo Bay prison are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, saying they have been forced to …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Coldplay’s lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila’s seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The Jeff Bezos family has strengthened its longstanding support of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by giving it its largest gift ever: $35 million.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
A Houston high school student has lost her battle with terminal cancer days after having a dream come true in a talk with Beyonce over a video chat.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …