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BILLINGS – Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday.
WASHINGTON – If you’re an identical twin who’s always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The news came during a hopeful time on the largest Native American reservation.
A friend of Paul Offit’s volunteered for one of the COVID-19 vaccine trials, but, like everyone who participated, was not told whether he was injected with a placebo or the real thing. The morning after getting the second dose, the North Carolina man woke up feeling crummy, with a headache and overall fatigue, and immediately called Offit.
Final checks were taking place Sunday on the deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech before its rollout to hospitals across the U.K. in super-cold containers.
Scientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. may be weeks away from getting its first coronavirus vaccine approved for adults, but many parents and doctors wonder when children will be able to benefit from the protection it offers.
Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University.
Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every two months worked better than daily pills to help keep women from catching HIV from an infected sex partner.
When COVID-19 spread around the world in the spring, only one experimental therapy seemed like a sure bet: blood plasma from people who had recovered from the disease. After all, convalescent plasma had been used for a century to battle other infections, and recovered COVID-19 patients were eager to donate their blood.
Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, suggests.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dr. Timothy Albertson said Friday evening that he hopes COVID-19 patients at Sacramento’s University of California, Davis Medical Center will be willing to join a clinical trial of the experimental antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump said he’s taking to combat the disease.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – How risky is it to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?
Around 90% of U.S. adults are at risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a study from Stanford University.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been proven to prevent certain types of oral and genital cancers and other health problems. However, in a study published this week in Lancet Public Health, researchers found that more than half of the parents of adolescents who have not received the HPV vaccine had no intention to initiate the vaccine series for their children.
An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes there soon might be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.
The first experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. is on track to begin a huge study next month to prove if it can fend off the coronavirus, while hard-hit Brazil is testing a different shot from China.
A National Institutes of Health program is collecting medical data in Spokane this week as part of a nationwide effort to gather information that will fuel research and promote individualized, precision medicine.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of the party in power, and they include changes to insurance coverage for people seeking mental health care, public dollars for construction in Liberty Lake and restoring the Fox Theater.