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.
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.
As families around the country get ready to send their children off to school — and some for the first time — it’s important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date. Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is so important…
A year after calling proposals allowing Americans to import cheaper drugs from Canada a “gimmick,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government is “open for business” on such a strategy.
Vitamin supplements, a multi-billion-dollar industry, are a layperson’s favorite prescription. Tired? Take an iron supplement. Sad? Classic vitamin D deficiency. But a recent paper related to cardiovascular health, published July 9 in Annals of Internal Medicine, put this loyalty to the test…
OLYMPIA — A multi-million dollar project to bring electronic health records to Western State Hospital and other buildings overseen by the state Department of Social and Health Services is several years behind schedule, and the state says it doesn’t know when it will be completed.
SEATTLE — Seattle Children’s hospital revealed Tuesday that one patient has died and five others have been infected by a potentially dangerous mold that has forced the medical center to indefinitely close all of its main operating rooms.
SEATTLE — Seattle Children’s Hospital has closed all 14 of its main operating rooms as it continues to work on removing the mold that was detected in its facilities a month ago, a hospital spokeswoman said.
For the many low-income children in the U.S., summer can be a hungry time, especially for those who depend on federally-funded breakfast and lunch programs for a large share of their school-year meals.
EPHRATA — When a suspected case of mumps was reported and later confirmed in a migrant farmworker community near Mattawa in mid-April, employees with the Grant County Health District sprang into action.
Sales of purported brain-health supplements such as fish oil and jellyfish are expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2023, but in a report released recently, an AARP panel of brain experts called them a huge waste of money for healthy seniors seeking to avoid or reverse dementia.
SPOKANE — Spring flowers can get a bad rap when it comes to the season of itchy, watery eyes and exacerbated asthma, but biologists from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University say it’s mostly wind pollinators to blame for allergy season. Unfortunately, wind pollinators…
It’s a typical Thursday at Cascade Medical, and Nursing Director DeAnna Griggs is charging ahead, cradling a folder and her coffee mug, to her next appointment —an infection control meeting about a new partnership with University of Washington.
NEW YORK — Since the 1980s, the cochlear implant has helped bring hearing to hundreds of thousands of people, but a new international effort aims to develop a new type of implant that will produce a keener, more natural form of hearing.
LONDON — Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect against stroke are not true, according to the results of a major genetic study.
That nifty new health app you downloaded to your phone to keep track of your meds might be sharing your information with a host of unrelated companies, some of which have nothing to do with healthcare, a new study finds.
WENATCHEE — State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s “gag rule” that impacts federal funding for reproductive health care and family planning services.
OLYMPIA — In a 57-40 vote, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from receiving the vaccines required to attend school in Washington.
More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say.