Stories tagged: health
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Growing from grief: Cleveland family raises money for CuddleCot, a device to help families with stillbirth grief
All childbirth is painful, but the physical pain is often overtaken by the sheer joy of welcoming a child into the world. Sadly, for the 24,000 families in the U.S. …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
Spokane’s Go Red for Women Luncheon is scheduled Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3 p.m.
Surgeons can use far more than just your liver and kidneys these days.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
Does that medicine work for women? Why signing up for a medical study could be your next feminist move
Women’s participation in medical research studies continues to lag, creating a scientific data gap that has an impact on development of new medicines and treatment protocols, as well as accurate …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
In a new study of 450,000 people, researchers identified 351 genetic variants that were associated with chronotype – the scientific term for when a person prefers to sleep and wake.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Last fall, Uncle Ike’s, a Seattle cannabis retailer, began random third-party testing of all of its products for pesticides or other contaminants.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem.
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
The magic number: The notion of 10,000 steps to fitness is pure marketing, but it’s also a worthy goal
So your fitness tracker calls for 10,000 steps a day. Is that a random number? Turns out that measure can be traced to a decade’s old Japanese marketing campaign. But …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 4:04 p.m.
A cancer-fighting gene known as the “guardian of the genome” actually promotes certain tumors, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Samoana “Sam” Matagi, 42, is known on YouTube as the “No-Handed Bandit,” a moniker he bestowed on himself. Since he lost his hands in an accident, he has made dozens …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:56 a.m.
They call them nonmedical exemptions, and the resurgent measles virus loves them.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
Researchers from the Graduate School of Health Sciences at Okayama University in Japan recently conducted a study, published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, to explore whether leaving a two-hour …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Time to toss the aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease and strokes. Medical science is messy. But with more studies and more research, we eventually will get it right.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 7 a.m.
Spokane’s biggest health concerns similar to World Health Organization’s list for the world, health officer says
When news erupts about global health threats, it might be easy to discount them as distant problems typically found in developing countries. But Spokane health district officer Dr. Bob Lutz …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study in Britain; U.S. experts say more research is needed
Up to now, there have been conflicting studies on whether e-cigs help smokers kick the habit. The British study could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the regulatory …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 2:37 p.m.
Fruit juice has been falling out of favor for its high sugar content and low nutritional value. Now parents have another reason to pull the plug: heavy metals.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.