Stories tagged: Medical
Thu., July 11, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
A new study finds shortening hours for doctors during residency training hasn’t harmed patients. Researchers wanted to know whether limiting trainee doctors to 80-hour weeks affected the quality of care.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5:19 a.m.
‘Clean cannabis,’ free of all pesticides or contaminants, has been something many health-conscious consumers have requested and many growers have strived for.
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5:08 a.m.
“What is medical cannabis?” “Where do I buy it?” “What kind is best for my condition?” “I don’t know where to start. What do I do?”
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:04 a.m.
Not too long ago, David LaMoureaux felt he had lost his faith in Washington’s medical marijuana system.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
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’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.
Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
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, 1:32 p.m.
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.
French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump’s administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans’ health care, saying the programs will greatly expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. …
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 …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Even as President Donald Trump renews his threat to undermine the Affordable Care Act, senior Republican and Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to begin work on a new bipartisan effort …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
A majority of Americans want members of Congress to ditch health care reform efforts and focus their attention elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Iposos poll conducted after the Senate Republicans’ effort …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
There’s never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …