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Patch a possible solution to peanut allergies

A skin patch that experts say could be a breakthrough treatment for peanut-allergy sufferers appears to be both safe and effective, according to an early stage clinical trial that involved Seattle-area children, among others, to test the potentially lifesaving technology.

Pressure mounts to settle U.S. West Coast ports dispute

LOS ANGELES — Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries joined congressional leaders, three governors and a big-city mayor on Wednesday in pushing shipping lines and the dockworkers’ union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil and cargo backups at 29 West Coast ports.
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U.S. labor secretary to hold more talks in West Coast ports dispute

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez planned to hold a second round of talks with shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers on Wednesday, seeking to broker a deal to end months of labor turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports.

Mental health care needs still unmet

Washington has more known mental illness than in nearly every other state, according to a survey — yet Washingtonians with mental illness are less likely to be hospitalized.

U.S. approves biotech apple that resists browning

U.S. regulators today approved two genetically engineered apple varieties designed to resist browning, rejecting efforts by the organic industry and other GMO critics to block the new fruit.

Med school bills advance

OLYMPIA — Washington State University is two steps closer to starting its own medical school in Spokane.