Stories tagged: disease
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 6:43 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
Montana’s wildlife agency will be even more aggressive in fighting chronic wasting disease, according to a
Thu., March 29, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
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, 5:04 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 3:13 p.m.
State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
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, 8:43 a.m.
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, 11:51 a.m.
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, 1:33 p.m.
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, 10:13 a.m.
A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
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, 12:08 p.m.
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, 3:03 p.m.
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, 7:05 a.m.
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, 1:32 p.m.
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, 11:15 a.m.
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, 6:15 a.m.
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, 3:56 p.m.
New Mexico Department of Health officials have reported the second hantavirus death this year in the state.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
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, 8:12 a.m.
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, 11:44 a.m.
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 …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, according to Skagit County Public Health on Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Alzheimer’s disease begins years before mental deterioration is detected, suggests a new study that could result in doubling the estimated number of people with the neurodegenerative disease.