Stories tagged: health
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 7 P.M.
Want a productive work day? Watch what you eat
When you spend several hours a day at work, it pays to make those hours healthy ones for both body and mind. Making some simple, smart choices throughout your workday …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 6:41 P.M.
House Call: Understanding cause of headaches can help with treatment
I divide headaches into the broad groups called primary and secondary. A primary headache is caused by an underlying problem in the pain systems in the brain while secondary headaches …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 8:31 P.M.
Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death
Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 3:35 P.M.
Venezuela asks U.N. help in boosting medicine supplies
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has asked the United Nations for “help” boosting medicine supplies as he struggles to combat crippling shortages.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Are you a winner or loser under GOP health plan? Here’s a guide
The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:40 P.M.
No repeal for Obamacare – a humiliating defeat for Trump
In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
Live kidney donors are in high demand in Washington state
More than 1,600 people are waiting for a kidney donor in Washington. Live kidney donors are becoming more common but there are still not enough.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 3:57 P.M.
Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
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?
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:01 A.M.
The young science whiz who dazzled Obama now has schizophrenia
When Joey Hudy went to the White House in 2012, the 8th grade science whiz captivated President Barack Obama – and the world – with his large, orange marshmallow cannon.He …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 10:05 P.M.
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 12:14 P.M.
FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants
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. …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 10:23 A.M.
Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health bill: ‘This is not gonna pass’
Joe Biden was running a little late. The former vice president, a private citizen for the first time since the 1960s, was the special guest at a Democratic rally celebrating …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 8:04 A.M.
Astoria man sues hospital for $9 million for negligence
An Astoria man has filed a $9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against a city hospital alleging a radiologist was negligent and missed signs of a stroke.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 7:46 A.M.
African governments urged to spend more on clean water
Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 7:36 A.M.
Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills
Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:29 P.M.
Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.
Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 2:49 P.M.
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 11:14 A.M.
Hospital takes on rare surgery to help baby born with four legs
Advocate Children’s Hospital surgeons have successfully operated on a baby from Africa who was born with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her neck.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 10:45 A.M.
Jailed man who attempted suicide dies at hospital
Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 10:02 P.M.
High pesticide level leads to Oregon marijuana recall
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:04 P.M.
Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate
Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year’s elections if they failed to back …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 8:45 A.M.
Cambodia halts export of human breast milk
Cambodia has suspended the export of human breast milk, a business pioneered last year by a former Mormon missionary.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:43 A.M.
Senate GOP holdouts split into rival camps on Obamacare overhaul
The House is racing to find enough votes for its health-care bill this week, but even if it passes, prospects in the Senate have only darkened.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:33 A.M.
Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments
Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:37 P.M.
For Spokane’s John Patrick Lynch, a battle becomes a memoir
In his recently released memoir, “Tales of an Old Katfish,” (The Rheumatoid Arthritis Project, 2016) Lynch, 69, writes, “… the inflammation continued to wage unrelenting war on my joints.”
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:57 P.M.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Question prices for prescriptions
Why can we compare prices on everything from ketchup to TVs, but we can’t compare prices on drugs?
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
Trump keeps his fans on sideline as Ryan health bill languishes
President Donald Trump talks a lot about how bad he thinks Obamacare has been for the country, but he has so far mounted a lukewarm defense for the replacement plan …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 3:06 P.M.
We may be happy, but 13 other nations are happier, report shows
In Norway, oil prices have fallen, a threat to one of its main industries. Across much of the country, average daytime temperatures still hover around the freezing point. And yet, …
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:33 P.M.
$10 million Medicaid gap bill dies in Idaho Senate
The Idaho Senate has killed a $10 million plan to provide basic health services to the state’s neediest population.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
Home remedies: what works, what doesn’t, what can’t hurt your cold
Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms …