Stories tagged: Medicine
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
An Oregon woman who has been a midwife for four decades is accused of illegally delivering at least two babies in Kennewick.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The nearly 90-year-old swatch of …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there’s not enough …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the United States, according to a predictive model created by University of Georgia ecologists …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 4:58 a.m.
After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
President Donald Trump met with major health insurers Monday morning, in the midst of intensifying public pressure to preserve the law and political divisions over how to best dismantle and …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
The so-called abortion pill – now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices – should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:12 a.m.
Testosterone therapy for older men possibly could provide some benefit, but there are also signs it could cause harm, according to a major series of studies published Tuesday. The five …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
A new study by Harvard Medical School and New York University shows that repealing the Affordable Care Act would cut $5.5 billion a year for substance-abuse and mental health treatment, …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 4:31 a.m.
Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published Wednesday by …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it didn’t tell a jury that a manufacturer had a duty to warn the hospital about its products.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:52 a.m.
More than 350 organizations, including leading U.S. medical, advocacy and professional organizations, have sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their “unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines.”
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow parents simply to write a letter excusing their children from vaccines rather than fill out a governmental form. The Times-News …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Federal prosecutors say an Idaho doctor’s sloppy records left thousands of regulated pills unaccounted for, but the physician says an employee stole the drugs.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worry that many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation’s long-running political standoff over health care. A new …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:57 a.m.
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people. The cells …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
Arkansas is poised to become the third state to ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure under restrictions approved Thursday that are expected to face a legal challenge.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
A University of Oregon student seeks $3 million in a lawsuit against medical providers who she says failed to properly diagnose her with meningococcal disease in 2015.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Health officials say the number of flu deaths in Washington state is up to 46.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
An outside group affiliated with House GOP leadership is ramping up its advertising campaign for a Republican alternative to the 2010 health care law, running $400,000 in digital ads across …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Health officials are recommending that 240 people at a suburban Seattle high school get tested for tuberculosis after someone at the school was diagnosed with the infectious disease.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
A key feature of Republican plans to replace Obamacare is allowing market forces to boost innovation and competition among health care providers. “Unleashing the power of choice and competition is …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …