Stories tagged: health
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
City to consider bike share proposals; could launch program by 2019
Visit nearly any American city and a bike awaits you. Kiosks filled with bikes for rent populate the cores of New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland and 113 other cities …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Republican senators fail in bid to repeal Obamacare
After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don’t have the stomach to repeal “Obamacare” when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Hanford workers exposed to vapors could seek help at proposed center
The Department of Energy would be required to establish a resource center to help Hanford workers exposed to chemical vapors, under proposed federal legislation.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Jury awards $150 million in punitive damages in testosterone case
Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt
With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Baby Charlie Gard’s parents ask court to let them take him home to die
A lawyer for the parents of Charlie Gard told a judge Tuesday their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines – more evidence that early treatment can …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
New Zika testing recommendation issued for pregnant women
Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote
John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an …
Mon., July 24, 2017, noon
House Call: The bounty of summer in the Northwest
Warm weather for hiking and camping, light late into the evening that allows for more time outdoors after work for exercising or entertainment, and a region that produces a buffet …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
WebMD agrees to be bought by buyout firm KKR for $2.8 billion
WebMD Health Corp. agreed to sell itself to buyout firm KKR & Co. in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that …
Sat., July 22, 2017
Froma Harrop: Americans polarized about exercise, too
The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Obamacare vote nears with key details still missing
As the Senate hurtles toward a potential vote next week to roll back the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers still don’t know what legislation they will consider or what impact …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21
New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
GOP and Dems start talking about compromise health bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Sen. John McCain has brain tumor
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Democrats, Sen. Murray take Trump to task for handling of opioid crisis
A group of Democratic Senators, including Patty Murray, D-Wash., accused the Trump administration of delaying much-needed action to fight opioid addiction in a
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
13,000 girls in Germany at risk of genital mutilation following refugee influx, report warns
After taking in more refugees than any other European nation over the last three years, German doctors and activists warn that inhumane traditions with foreign origins are on the rise. …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid U.S. of Obamacare
Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
‘It’s raining needles’: Drug crisis creates pollution threat
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Safeway to pay $3 million over lax controls at pharmacies, DOJ says
The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats
Congressional Republicans, their campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in shambles, face mounting pressure to work with Democrats to make fixes to the 2010 health care law …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Article called for John McCain to ‘just die already.’ A GOP official responded: ‘Amen.’
A member of the Republican National Committee in Nevada apologized after retweeting an article that begged for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to die.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Trump suggests Republicans will let ACA market collapse, then rewrite health law
President Trump predicted Tuesday morning that Republicans may wait for the federal insurance market to collapse and then work to broker a deal to rewrite the nation’s landmark health-care law.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Speech problems may be a clue to emerging Alzheimer’s disease
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
‘American runners have never been slower,’ a new report says – but why?
The report, based on more than 34 million individual race results from 1996 to 2016 and published on the Dutch website RunRepeat.com, focuses on marathon results. It finds that the …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell
Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …