Stories tagged: health
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
100 years ago: Horseradish, borax and boiling water advised for ‘tanned or freckled’ shoulders (and other beauty tips)
The Spokesman-Review’s Sunday magazine was full of health and beauty tips, including this: “If the shoulders have become tanned or freckled, they should be treated twice a day with some …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Embattled HHS Secretary Price to pay for controversial chartered flights
A day after President Donald Trump declared his displeasure with him, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price showed up Thursday to get a very public flu shot.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
U.S. health officials brace for potentially bad flu season
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Flu spreading in Spokane; health workers urge vaccination
Flu season is just getting started in Spokane, but public health workers from around the world have been preparing for the fast-spreading virus since February.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Trump unhappy with top health official over travel
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he’s “not happy” with his top health official, putting Tom Price’s job in jeopardy after his costly charter flights triggered a congressional investigation of …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Obamacare rates set to rise as Trump’s opposition fuels turmoil
A day after Republicans failed yet again to repeal Obamacare, confusion sowed by President Donald Trump’s opposition to the law is roiling the health-insurance market.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Ireland to hold referendum on lifting abortion ban in 2018
Ireland’s prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Sexually transmitted diseases hit another high in U.S.
Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
McConnell: Debate over nation’s health care will continue
The partisan battle over the country’s health care system will “certainly continue,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
House Call: Nicotine is still nicotine, no matter the delivery system, and it’s still bad for you
The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
FDA targets ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids, other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Federal judge permanently blocks Indiana abortion limits
A federal judge permanently struck down provisions of an Indiana law passed last year that would have banned abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities and required that aborted fetuses …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man after 15 years
French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Sen. Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Seattle want to join lawsuit to defend safe-injection sites
The city of Seattle wants to join a lawsuit to challenge a King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Sex offenders say island water makes them sick
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett
Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Cuban official: Still no clue on U.S. diplomat health mystery
Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal
With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors
Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that’s given …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
FDA OKs Glaxo’s inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B
Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation’s largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5 p.m.
Unexpected illness leaves Spokane man land-locked with a mechanical heart
During his college years and into the next decade, Jeremy White of Deer Park traveled the world. Now, he barely ventures farther than Spokane awaiting a phone call, one telling …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law
Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Lawyers appear in court for lawsuit against OxyContin maker
After the makers of the prescription opioid OxyContin filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them, lawyers for the city of Everett are expected in U.S. District Court Monday …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, noon
Is diet soda really that bad for you? Maybe not
But now there is a glimmer of hope for those of us who crave the snap and fizz of a can of diet soda getting cracked open, content in the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Idaho hospital giant denies conflict of interest concerns
Officials with St. Luke’s Health System say concerns over conflicts of interest involving a contract with Your Health Idaho are unwarranted.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
No sole factor in cluster of fatal birth defects
State health officials investigating a cluster of fatal birth defects in Central Washington have not been able to identify a cause for most of the cases.