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Estrogen May Increase Breast Cancer Report Follows Good News That Hormone May Stem Alzheimer’s

For older women, the difficult question of whether to take estrogen for the rest of their lives has grown even more complicated. On Wednesday, researchers reported new evidence that estrogen …


Study: Fewer Women Smoke While Pregnant Teen Birth Rates Also Decline, According To Government Report

A new government study shows a continued decline in the number of teenage births and women who smoke during pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy in the United States dropped to 14 …


Doctors, Moms Agonize Over Hiv Milk Should Formula Be Pushed In Poor Countries? What To Tell Those Mothers Who Can’t Afford It?

For two decades, doctors and public health agencies have offered uniform advice to new mothers in poorer countries: Breast-feed your babies to protect their health. But now, the AIDS pandemic …


Breast Implants Worsen Other Problems, Study Implies

Women who have breast enlargements tend to drink more, have more sex partners and get pregnant younger, and are more likely to have abortions, use the pill and dye their …


Clinton Shakes A Leg For The Golf Course

President Clinton made a beeline for the putting green after doctors declared his bad knee sufficiently healed. The president’s doctors said Tuesday he could resume his golf game at its …


Ge Hauls Contaminated Soil From Spokane Superfund Site

General Electric Co. is hauling 700 dump truck loads of contaminated soil from an east Spokane site where the company repaired transformers for 19 years. GE is spending “in excess …


Soil Laced With Pcbs At Landfill Feds To Determine Whether Dirt Should Be Moved

Graham Road Recycling and Disposal Facility opened in 1991 for construction debris and was expanded in 1994. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Egg Safety Regulations Scrutinized

Once considered nature’s perfect food, the egg has become the primary contributor to food poisoning in the United States. Wednesday, a nutrition advocacy group in Washington called for federal regulations …


Few Women With Heart Disease Get Cholesterol Treatment, Study Shows

Women with heart disease are getting far too little treatment for dangerously high levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol, which can lead to early death, researchers found. The study in today’s …


Exercise Extends Life For Women After Menopause

A new study finds that women who exercise after menopause tend to outlive sedentary women, and as little as one long walk a week can make a difference. The more …


Battery Dies, But He’s Still Going At 115

At 115 years old, John E. Bell is getting a new heart pacemaker. He outlasted his old one, put in when he was 104. “He outlived the battery,” said Dr. …


Batt Has Spinal Cyst Removed Governor Expected To Recover Quickly

Gov. Phil Batt went through a three-hour operation Friday to remove a spinal cyst from his lower back, but his doctor said afterward the governor came through the operation well …


Heart Device Called Superior To Drugs

Researchers have halted a large study that compared commonly prescribed heart drugs to an implantable device that corrects abnormal heart rhythms, saying the electrical device is clearly superior and people …


Pertussis Crosses State Line

Cheryl Gum picks up her son, Grayson, at KinderCare in Veradale, where two children tested positive for pertussis. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Heredity Linked To Prostate Cancer Men With Family History Face Higher Risks, Deadlier Affliction

Men whose fathers, grandfathers or brothers had prostate cancer are not only more likely to get it themselves, they are likely to have a more aggressive variety, according to data …


Not Worth A Spit Pitcher’s Struggle Emphasizes Baseball’s War Against Use Of Smokeless Tobacco

Pete Harnisch of the Mets wants to pitch through his determined attempt to quit using smokeless tobacco. Photo by Associated Press


Lead Expert Says River Likely Toxic Health Care Professionals Warned To Prepare For Lead-Poisoning Cases In Washington State

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Spokane River Probably Toxic, Says Expert Doctors Advised To Count On Cases Of Lead Poisoning

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Poet Allen Ginsburg Has Terminal Cancer

Allen Ginsberg, a founding member of the beat generation of writers, has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, his doctor and friend said on Thursday. The 70-year-old poet is being …


Strawberries May Carry Hepatitis A

Strawberries that may be tainted with the hepatitis A virus were sent to 17 states, and as many as 9,000 youngsters and adults in Los Angeles may have been exposed …


Isolated Molecule Said To Trigger Breast Cancer

Researchers at the State University of New YorkStony Brook have isolated a molecule believed to trigger breast cancer, a scientist said Tuesday. A research team led by Dr. Craig C. …


Japanese Girl Arrives For Heart Transplant

An 8-year-old girl arrived from Tokyo on Saturday and was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center for a possible heart transplant, a procedure that is virtually impossible under strict laws …


Clinton Travel Plans Postponed By Injury

Holding his crutches, President Clinton announced Tuesday that his injured knee has forced him to rearrange his foreign travel schedule. A trip to Mexico scheduled for April 11-12 will be …


Ftc Watching Weight-Loss Ads Agency Wants Consumers To Lose Pounds, Not Just Dollars

Cracking down on weight-loss claims that sound too good to be true, the Federal Trade Commission launched an awareness campaign Tuesday to prevent consumers from wasting their money - and …


Mammograms Urged For Women In 40s American Cancer Society Joins National Debate On Screening

The American Cancer Society on Sunday recommended that women in their 40s undergo routine annual mammograms, a move that will further accelerate the ongoing national debate over what in recent …


Persistence Gets To Heart Of The Trouble Spokane Doctor Helps Clear Up Misdiagnosed Heart Trouble

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Lead In Kids Outside Silver Valley Idaho Study Finds Contamination Extends Beyond Superfund Site

Kids inside the Bunker Hill Superfund Site aren’t the only ones in the neighborhood with lead in their veins. A state study of families who live in the Coeur d’Alene …


Despite Progress, Tuberculosis Still Menace In Parts Of World Upheaval In Eastern Europe, Russia Leads To Resurgence Of Tb

Better treatment has stabilized the spread of tuberculosis worldwide for the first time in decades, but U.N. health officials said Wednesday that a growing TB epidemic in Russia is threatening …


Pentagon Blasted For Gulf War Work Presidential Panel On Illnesses Tired Of Waiting For Answers

A presidential panel investigating the unexplained illnesses of Gulf War veterans made several things clear Tuesday: The panel doesn’t like the way the Pentagon has handled the issue. It’s tired …


Anti-Clotting Agent Buys Time For Heart Specialists Drug Crafted Like Snake Venom Could Prevent 10,000 Deaths

A new anti-clotting agent modeled after snake venom could prevent as many as 40,000 heart attacks and 10,000 deaths each year if it were used routinely, researchers reported Monday. The …