Stories tagged: health
Fri., April 1, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Effort to recall Michigan governor can move forward
A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Suspected fentanyl overdoses: Death toll rises to 9
The death toll from suspected overdoses of a powerful painkiller on the streets of the Sacramento, Calif., region rose to nine Friday as officials raced to find the source of …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
University of Maryland disavows chocolate milk study, returns money
The University of Maryland on Friday disavowed its study saying a company’s chocolate milk could help athletes recover from concussions, citing a range of problems uncovered by an internal investigation.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Harsher DUI penalties get Washington Gov. Inslee’s signature
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will double the maximum fine and prison sentence for a felony-level driving under the influence conviction.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Nuclear power plant near Richland resumes operations
The state’s only nuclear power plant has resumed generating electricity after suffering an unplanned shutdown on Monday.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 11 a.m.
Vancouver man accused of giving pot cake to his child
A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of giving his 4-year-old daughter marijuana-infused chocolate cake appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on a child assault allegation.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Washington marijuana sales over $709 million in 2015
Legal marijuana sales totaled more than $709 million in 2015 in Washington state. A market research firm says that represents sales growth of more than 30 percent over the previous …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil
Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Rewards, not punishment, work better for recovering drug addicts, WSU researcher says
Replacing what drug and alcohol addicts use as reinforcers for good behavior could be key in treating addictions, says Dr. John Roll.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Report details costs, challenges of Affordable Care Act’s newly insured
Health insurers gained a sicker, more expensive patient population after the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage in 2014, according to an early look at medical claims from the Blue Cross …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant
Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Vaping regulation gets Washington Legislature’s OK
Washington’s Legislature has passed a bill that would create a number of regulations for companies selling vapor products such as requiring labeling that warns of the health effects of vaping.
Mon., March 28, 2016, noon
Coping with ankle injury
A compound fracture is so much more serious because the bone that went through your skin might just lead to a bone infection. That’s bad news. It also means more …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.
Mon., March 21, 2016, 4 p.m.
House call: Navigating the supplements road
Long gone are the days when your nutritional supplement choices were limited to Flintstones for the kids and One-a-Day for yourself. There are multivitamins formulated for men, for women, and …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Marijuana retailers ready to make move into Yakima if ban is reversed
The Yakima City Council will consider lifting its ban on marijuana businesses in May.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Vice President Joe Biden to visit Seattle’s Hutchinson research center
Vice President Joe Biden will meet with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Monday. The center says the vice president’s visit is part of a listening tour …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope
DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Nigeria arrests Mexicans at meth super-lab
Nigerian drug agents say they have arrested four Mexicans helping Nigerian criminals build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Kellogg: Investigation under way after graphic video
A criminal investigation is under way after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on a Kellogg factory assembly line, the company said.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
$10M drug ring discovered after UHaul truck stopped
Detectives uncovered a $10 million Brooklyn drug operation that included liquefied pot used in e-cigarettes when they stopped a U-Haul truck stuffed with hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden among …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
California lawmakers OK raising smoking age to 21, regulating e-cigs
California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
DEA agents raid suspected fentanyl lab in Seattle
Federal agents have raided a Seattle home to remove dangerous chemicals used to make the synthetic opiate known as fentanyl.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Senate approves bipartisan bill bolstering anti-drug efforts
The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Military to check for water contamination at 664 sites
The military is beginning to check whether chemicals from its firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide, according to the Defense Department.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Alternatives to pets’ post-surgery ‘cone of shame’ being developed
Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar. Whatever its name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Sen. Murray questions DOE commitment to all Hanford cleanup
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Study looks at your brain on exercise
Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears
Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Health law fines double for many uninsured at tax time, company says
Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama’s health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.