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2017-03-23
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump has shown he’s willing to make a deal. But co..
Washington’s mumps outbreak, the worse this decade, has spread to the fraternities and sororities at the University of Washington. The UW sent a message Wednesday to all students, ..
The deer mouse might be cutest among our problematic rodents. The tiny creature sports big eyes, large ears and a white underbelly. Typically, that happens during a rodent infestat..
David Domke is evolving again. It’s a constant process for people who are willing to learn about themselves and the world, and rewarding to those, like Domke, who are propelled by ..
In April of 2016, Seattle choir director and fifth-grade teacher Margaret Haney checked into the emergency room with an unusual problem — suddenly, she couldn’t sing. Haney had bee..
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of..
2017-03-22
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AS discussions continue to swirl around the future of our nation’s health-care system and the American Health Care Act (AHCA), it’s vital we do not forget about the well-being of t..
ATLANTA (AP) — Sen. Johnny Isakson is recuperating from his second back surgery this year at his Georgia home, complicating Republican leaders’ plans as they count the votes for th..
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak that has resulted in the euthanasia of more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation’s worst since 2015 and n..
CHICAGO (AP) — Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more exp..
CHICAGO (AP) — Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more exp..
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Accelerated restoration is coming to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, including an increase in logging and burning. The U.S. Forest Service has approved ..
BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was convicted Wednesday of racketeering and other charges over a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the coun..
NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) — Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed..
2017-03-21
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Maureen Waterbury came close to dying after she contracted a rare disease, hantavirus, in November. Waterbury, a registered nurse who lives in the Union Hill area outside Redmond, ..
TWO years ago I pledged that there will be curative therapies for most if not all cancers by 2025. That promise was dealt a surprising blow last week when the White House called fo..
A King County man and infant with the measles may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood last week, according to local heal..
Safe injection sites are a harm-reduction measure shown to dramatically decrease overdose deaths by placing trained, nonjudgmental observers in a position to reverse accidental ove..
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have confirmed bird flu in two poultry flocks, just a week after three commercial breeders had to kill their chickens across the state lin..
CHICAGO — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. Th..
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some busin..
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some busin..
Dietary fiber. Functional fiber. Soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber. Fermentable fiber. What does it all mean, and why should you care? You should care because fiber helps you stay hea..
We have got to stop meeting like this, I told Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards over the phone the other day. She laughed, a little ruefully. If only. If only lawmakers ..
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. “Shock t..
DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was Northern Ireland’s d..
2017-03-20
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MOXEE, Yakima County — Recent wet weather did not stop preparations for hop season at Roy Farms, although it did slow things down a bit. Three tractors pulling lifts for crews main..
Laura Ries was moved to action when she saw a TV commercial that portrayed a woman enjoying time with her grandchildren after taking Lyrica, a prescription medication for diabetic ..
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Clark revealed Sunday that he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced on Twitter that he h..
FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is honored at halftime of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Atlanta Fal..
2017-03-19
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DESPITE strong evidence linking overconsumption of sugar to serious health conditions, sugary drinks retain a devastating grip on America. A recent CDC report reveals that nearly t..
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Y..
2017-03-18
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs — by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones — could be the next big th..
The first rigorous test of an expensive new drug that substantially lowers cholesterol levels found it significantly reduced the chance a high-risk patient would have a heart attac..
2017-03-17
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MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate left for nearly two hours in a hot shower, concluding that he died accidentall..
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate left for nearly two hours in a hot shower. A memo released Friday by the Miami..
WASHINGTON (AP) — What goes on the chopping block: Research into cancer or Alzheimer’s? A Zika vaccine or a treatment for superbugs? Health groups say President Donald Trump’s prop..
A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s likely to spur fresh debate about ..
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives’ government said Friday that Saudi Arabia’s king has postponed an official visit because of the spread of swine flu in the archipelago nation..
2017-03-16
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Leaders at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — two of the largest recipients of federal money for health research in the nation — slammed ..
HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and A..
OLYMPIA — Measures to tax vapor, e-cigarettes and other nicotine products are being considered by lawmakers in Washington state. A bill in the House proposes treating vapor product..
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mayor from New Jersey and his terminally ill son are being treated to an early St. Patrick’s Day meal at the White House. Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien says ..
WASHINGTON (AP) — What goes on the chopping block: Research into cancer or Alzheimer’s? A Zika vaccine or a treatment for superbugs? Health groups say President Donald Trump’s prop..
Seattle has been taxing firearms and ammunition sales for more than a year now to support gun-violence research at Harborview Medical Center. But the city won’t say how much revenu..
READING, Pa. (AP) — A pastor in a fundamentalist Christian sect that rejects doctors and drugs has been charged in the death of a child — his own granddaughter — from medical negle..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of intern..
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On a cold winter morning in the Iranian capital recently, a homeless dog lay basking in the sun’s rays for warmth. Suddenly, the canine moaned — it had been sho..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal investigation that targeted violent Los Angeles jail guards took down the longtime former leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department. Lee Baca..