CHICAGO — Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related lung injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described as a “breakthrough” in the investigation of the nationwide outbreak that topped 2,000 cases this week.
Dear Mayo Clinic: For the past few weeks, my 13-year-old daughter has had trouble falling asleep at night. She’s in bed at a reasonable time, but can’t seem to fall asleep until after midnight. What could cause insomnia in someone so young? Should I make an appointment for her see her doctor?
Women who go through menopause earlier in life may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke before they reach age 60 than their counterparts who go through menopause later on, a recent study suggests.
CHICAGO — U.S. health officials this week reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people …
Low-risk pregnant women who deliver in a hospital and receive care from midwives have fewer interventions and fewer cesarean sections than similar women who receive care from obstetricians, a U.S. study finds.
SEA-TAC — Members of Washington's state health board heard from a passionate and raucous audience during its regular meeting Wednesday, where an emergency ban on flavored vape products was on the agenda.
SEATTLE —A pair of philanthropists from Bellevue have given $50 million to UW Medicine to create an institute focused on developing treatments for brain disorders such as addiction, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
For parents and caregivers, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know when home remedies can be used instead of antibiotics.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday urged state agencies to ban flavored and cannabis-derived vaping products, joining other states and the federal government in taking steps to reduce vaping amid a mysterious outbreak of deaths and illness.
People who are overweight or obese may get more physical activity when they participate in step-counting contests than when they simply use activity trackers to monitor their own steps, a recent experiment suggests.
NEW YORK — A growing number of Americans say that vaping e-cigarettes is at least as harmful as smoking traditional cigarettes, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, following reports of an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths.
When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don’t follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, proposed legislation on Thursday to let the federal government negotiate lower prices for costly prescription drugs, drawing praise from President Donald Trump, who urged a bipartisan solution.
SEATTLE — Two young people who used vaping products have been diagnosed with severe pulmonary lung diseases, bringing the total number of Washington state cases to three in what health officials say is a statewide outbreak of severe illnesses.
SEATTLE — A King County teenager is the first person in Washington state to be diagnosed with a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes, Public Health — Seattle & King County reported Wednesday.
SEATTLE — Chronic-pain patients who stop taking opioids are more likely to die of an overdose than patients who stay on prescribed opioids, according to a newly published study of Harborview Medical Center patients.
Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas resident was the sixth person to die in the United States of a mysterious respiratory illness related to vaping, state officials said on Tuesday, as public health officials scrambled to understand a nationwide health problem.
Children who have a parent in prison may be more than twice as likely as other kids to have depression, attention problems and conduct disorders by the time they reach adolescence, a U.S. study suggests.
What is happening with Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment? We heard from Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the nationwide Alzheimer’s Association, during a recent visit to San Diego. Here are some questions and answers from the interview, edited for space and clarity.
While Washington gets a lot of attention for being a millennial magnet, it’s also a great place to grow old, according to a new study from Senior Living, which found that our state has the eighth-highest life expectancy in the nation. Washington residents can expect to live an average of 80.…
There was a time when the boundaries between work and home were fairly clear. Today, however, work is likely to invade your personal life — and maintaining work-life balance is no simple task. When your work life and personal life are out of balance, your stress level is likely to soar.
LONDON — Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
SEATTLE — Psychiatric drugs meant for humans have been tested on mice for years. The two species' brains have similar cellular structures. But a new study by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science shows there are also significant differences.
TORONTO — The Canadian government on Friday announced final regulations to reduce patented drug prices it said would save Canadians $10 billion over a decade, overriding heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies.
Good news for women who can’t quite bring themselves to go vegetarian, but don’t mind giving up burgers and steaks: A new study finds red meat may increase breast cancer risk, while substituting poultry may lower it.