Stories tagged: health
Tue., June 21, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Feds will use tax penalty data to find uninsured millennials
With time running out for the Obama administration to prove the success of the Affordable Care Act, officials are aggressively targeting a group that could help turn things around: young …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing
An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
‘Biggest Loser’ researcher explains why weight loss won’t stick
Therapist helps people with psychological component of shedding pounds – and keeping them off.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Gun injuries: Are they getting more deadly?
New research suggests that between the years 2000 and 2013, the injuries sustained by victims of firearms violence grew both more severe and more deadly, even as mortality from other …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Opioids linked with deaths other than overdoses, study says
Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Tue., June 14, 2016
Ask Doctor K: Advance in vaccines exciting
DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard on television about a possible new vaccine against HIV, Ebola and other terrible viruses. That sounds like very good news, or is it just hype? …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Idaho congressman lost 72 pounds walking. Now he wants everyone to do it
WASHINGTON – At 55, Brian Whitlock is like millions of Americans, getting far too little exercise. But he’s ready to do something about it, pledging to walk 2,963 miles in …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Many red states struggle to care for addicts due to stance on Obamacare
Even as they race to control a spiraling heroin and prescription opioid crisis, doctors, public health officials and community leaders in many states are struggling to get care to addiction …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 5 p.m.
Is your hearing at risk? Protect your ears
Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process. But noise-induced hearing loss is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
House Call: Testing the best route to catch colon cancer early
If you were born in the mid- to late-1960s, you have turned 50 recently or will be doing so soon. Turning 50 is more than just the time when you …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Fast action is key to preventing strokes in seniors
June is National Stroke Awareness Month, and more than 75 percent of all people who suffer a stroke are ages 65 and older. According to the American Heart Association, a …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
‘Trevor’s Law’ to track cancer clusters
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has secured final passage of “Trevor’s Law,” legislation named for a young Boise man who survived brain cancer, aimed at tracking childhood and adult cancer clusters …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Photo of local premature baby breast-feeding goes viral
After months of a difficult pregnancy that ended when her daughter was born nearly three months premature, Keri Putt was filled with emotion when she was finally able to breast-feed …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Pregnant ‘Today’ anchor Savannah Guthrie to skip Olympics because of Zika concerns
“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Adult obesity in U.S. rises to 38 percent, CDC study says
How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the …
Tue., June 7, 2016
Dr. Zorba Paster: Low fat? Low carb? The trick, as always, is moderation
If you like carbs, go for carbs – just limit them. If you like fat, go for fat – but limit it. And overall, you still have to limit what …
Tue., June 7, 2016
People’s Pharmacy: Milk of magnesia relieves swamp rash
People’s Pharmacy column for June 7, 2016
Mon., June 6, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
HBO star John Oliver buys, forgives $15 million of people’s delinquent medical bills
Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
VP Joe Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer
Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science
NEW YORK – It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about. The paper, …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Doula can aid birth process
Our baby is due in a few months and all of my wife’s friends are recommending that we hire a doula as a birth companion. What are doulas and what …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Skin cancer survivor urges others to protect the skin they’re in
At age 81, Gerald Ray has a mission – to let as many people as possible know about the dangers of skin cancer.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 4 p.m.
Zorba Paster: Smile, and you just might be healthier
Facial interactions matter a lot. Just like we have speech therapy and physical therapy, we might in the near future have smiling therapy.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall
A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Three workers exposed in radiation incident at Idaho DOE site
A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Grading our lawmakers: An incomplete at best
Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony
Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won’t be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Woman dies from fire ant attack 1 day after her mother died
Authorities and relatives say an Alabama woman standing atop a hay bale was attacked by fire ants and died the day after her mother died.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Mosquito trap company surprised by demand amid Zika outbreak
The German manufacturer of traps widely used to monitor mosquitoes that carry Zika says the “enormous demand” due to the virus outbreak caught the company off-guard. Two Biogents board members …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed, study shows
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …