Stories tagged: disease
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
The hospital was selected as one of 10 across the country that can properly treat the patients in their airborne infection isolation rooms. Operations at the hospital will not be …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
China reported a rise in new virus cases Monday, denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise ship in …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2020
While the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, may seem far away, for some local Spokane residents with family there, every day is a waiting game for updates and news.
Sun., May 5, 2019
While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t …
Fri., April 26, 2019
Thanks a lot, Grandma: Negative effects of Roundup chemical doesn’t surface for generations, WSU researcher says
Much of the food we eat today may impact our great-grandchildren, a prominent WSU researcher said. Bayer, the company that owns the chemical in question, is fighting that assertion.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases – but a new poll shows they’d draw the line …
Wed., May 23, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Half Spokane Indians baseball team could be forced to quit under new federal draft law
A new federal law mandated that every man of draft age must either work or fight, and Spokane officials backed the idea wholeheartedly.
Sat., April 21, 2018
Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a
Thu., March 29, 2018
After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama.
Mon., March 19, 2018
Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
A number of Stevens County towns are in the middle of a norovirus outbreak, the Northeast Tri-County Health District said Saturday.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Four deaths in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals’ urine, Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders’ exposure to …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
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.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
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.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Public health officials are investigating after two people contracted a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease at a Seattle hospital. One of them died.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes – a big step toward …
Wed., July 26, 2017
Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017
A lawyer for the parents of Charlie Gard told a judge Tuesday their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines – more evidence that early treatment can …
Mon., July 24, 2017
Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that …
Tue., July 18, 2017
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017
New Mexico Department of Health officials have reported the second hantavirus death this year in the state.
Mon., July 10, 2017
A British court on Monday gave the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017
Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health.
Fri., July 7, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly …