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Smoking Quintuples Heart Attack Risk In 30s, 40s Because Young People Generally Healthier, Effects Show Up Sharply

A major new study shows that smokers in their 30s and 40s are five times as likely to have a heart attack as non-smokers, a finding that could add steam …


Chileans Turn A Blind Eye To Ozone Hole Despite Eye Problems In Humans, Animals, No One Wants To Believe

Los Canelos Ranch is the picture of paradise: Sheep and cattle graze over sunbaked plains as far as the eyes can see. Some say that is precisely the problem - …


Mantle ‘In Big Trouble’ Doctors Say Hall Of Famer’s Cancer Has Spread, Changing His Condition From Stable To Serious

Mickey Mantle’s cancer has spread and his condition deteriorated Wednesday, but he resolved to keep fighting his aggressive disease. CAT scans showed that Mantle’s cancer has advanced beyond his liver …


Chenoweth Plans Surgery This Month

Republican Congressman Helen Chenoweth, who fractured her foot last winter and her arm last month, is scheduled to undergo surgery for an unrelated problem next week. Spokeswoman Khris Bershers declined …


Scientists Urge Approval Of Papnet Computer System Would Allow Doctors To Doublecheck Women’s Pap Smears

Scientists urged the government Monday to approve a computer system that for the first time would allow doctors to doublecheck women’s Pap smears to ensure no deadly cervical cancer was …


Mantle Wants To Stay Put

Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle has told doctors he doesn’t want to leave the hospital until his pain and discomfort stop. “He said, ‘Look, I don’t want to go …


Implant Data Still Uncertain Authority Can’t Guarantee There Is No Risk Of Disease

Women with silicone breast implants are not at a big risk of such diseases as lupus, the nation’s top drug regulator told Congress on Tuesday. But that doesn’t guarantee there …


Scientist Uncovers Aspirin Mystery Biochemist’s Solution May Lead To A More Effective Pain Reliever

At long last, the mystery of how aspirin relieves pain may have been solved. And the solution, scientists report, could reveal how to make a drug that can rid you …


Hormone May Trigger Weight Loss ‘Leptin’ Called Advance In Research On Obesity

Perhaps heralding a leaner future for an ever-fatter America, scientists have gotten genetically obese mice to lose a third of their weight in two weeks by injecting them with a …


Treatment Of Eating Disorders Requires Medical And Psychological Help

With up to half of all adolescent girls engaging in some form of disordered eating - crash dieting, fasting, binge eating and vomiting - experts now urge that young people …


Yeltsin Recuperating But Will Remain Hospitalized

Boris Yeltsin’s aides said Monday the Russian president appeared to be recovering rapidly after nearly a week in the hospital for heart problems. “Boris Yeltsin gives the impression of a …


Hormone Debate Leaves Women In Limbo Confusion Grows As Research Offers Conflicting Opinions

One indisputable conclusion has emerged from the growing body of research on hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer: Women don’t know what to believe anymore.


Physical Toll From Alcoholism Higher For Women

Women who abuse alcohol pay a much higher physical price than men for their dangerous habit, a new study indicates. Female alcoholics suffer almost twice the level of alcohol-related heart …


A Child’s Refuge From Chernobyl Program Lets Children Take ‘Vacations’ To Rebuild Immune Systems

Host family Bob Towne, Michael, 3, and Benjamain, 6, wait for an Aeroflot jetliner carrying their Chernobyl child to land. Photo by Associated Press


Mantle Gets Out Of Hospital

Baseball great Mickey Mantle was discharged from the hospital Wednesday after showing significant improvement from liver transplant surgery nearly three weeks ago, his doctor said. “He was doing very, very …


Thatcher On Reagan: He’s Fit, But Memories ‘Partial’ She And Her Husband Visited Former President In March

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Health By Faith Research Shows People With Active Spirituality Display More Resistance To Disease

Kathleen Burghardt panicked when she heard the diagnosis: a lump in her right breast. She had just lost two friends to breast cancer the previous year.


Mantle’s Liver Fights Back

Mickey Mantle began a new round in his fight for life with a transplanted liver - a battle within his body to reject the vital organ implanted two weeks ago. …


Cardinal Bernardin’s Tumor Cancerous

The golf ball-size tumor removed from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s pancreas two days ago was cancerous and the malignancy spread to one of his lymph nodes, his doctors said Wednesday. Bernardin …


Study Casts Doubt On Estrogen Therapy Research Suggests Hormone Use Raises Risk Of Breast Cancer

In a study likely to cause concern among millions of women who use estrogen after menopause, Harvard researchers said today that long-term use of the hormone raised the risk of …


Out Of Icu, Mantle Takes A Short Walk

Mickey Mantle did something Sunday he hadn’t been able to do in more than a week: He took a walk. As a prescribed part of his recovery from liver transplant …


Boy’s Tumor Elicits Best From Classmates

Borah Elementary third-grade teacher Candace Rhode works with Clayton as the final days of a trying school year come to a close. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Vitamin C Found To Cut Risks From Strokes Unpublished British Study Reports Half An Orange A Day Can Reduce Deaths

Eating just half an orange a day or other foods rich in vitamin C halves the risk of dying from strokes, according to a British study. “I don’t like to …


As Labs Test For E. Coli, Cases Mount Missed Bacterium Incidents ‘Shock’ Federal Epidemiologist

The deadly E. coli bug strikes more frequently than health officials had suspected, often causing symptoms that go unrecognized or unreported. As more laboratories test for the bacterium - known …


Research Gives Nod To Substance That May Ease Insomnia

Scientists say they have found nature’s own sleeping potion in a compound isolated from sleep-deprived cats. Tested in both cats and rats, the substance induces sleep - not the unnatural …


Billy Graham Hospitalized

Famed evangelist Billy Graham, weakened by influenza, ended a speech abruptly Tuesday and motioned for a doctor moments after he asked his audience to rededicate their lives to God. “He …


Mantle, 63, Needs Liver Transplant Hard-Living Yankees Baseball Legend In Dallas Hospital; Family At Bedside

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Sneezes, Skeeters Abundant

There’s trouble in the air. Layers of tree and grass pollen are invading Spokane’s atmosphere. Oh, and mosquitoes are worse than usual this spring, too. Allergy clinics and doctors’ offices …


Barkley’s Knee Surgery Successful

Suns forward Charles Barkley underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at St. Luke’s Medical Center on Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery within six weeks. …


New Device Broadcasts Vital Signs Hewlett-Packard Product Transmits Data To Doctors

Good news for doctors on the golf course, and their patients in the hospital: Hewlett-Packard Co. introduced a palm-size wireless computer Wednesday that receives vital signs like electrocardiograms, heart rates …