Month: March 2015

“Exploding heads” more common than once thought

Exploding heads don’t only occur in Saturday morning cartoons. In fact, the syndrome may even be more common, particularly among young people, than previously thought. Washington State University researchers found an unexpectedly […]

CDC is back with more Tips from Former Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its 2015 Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The Tips campaign, which was first launched in March 2012, features people living with the […]

Diabetes costs the state billions each year

As the number of people with diabetes increases, so does the financial impact of the disease to the state. Diabetes in Washington led to direct medical costs of $3.75 billion in […]

Study: Prenatal smoking may affect girls’ reproductive health

A woman’s decision to smoke during pregnancy may have a lifelong impact on their daughter’s reproductive health, according to the findings from a new study. A study of nearly 1,500 Australian […]

Research: heart health decline can begin in childhood

Kids in the U.S. don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, fish or whole grains, consume too much sodium and sugar-sweetened beverages and too many are overweight. And all of that can […]

Immunization exemption bill dies

Legislation to eliminate the personal-belief exemption for immunization requirements died on the state House floor this week. House Bill 2009 would have removed the personal or philosophical exemption but would have […]

Clark County’s community health

Clark County has more Alzheimer’s disease deaths, more syphilis cases and fewer women getting routine pap tests than its peer communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released […]

The Human Placenta Project

The National Institutes of Health wants to know more about the health of the placenta during pregnancy and is dedicating $41 million to get some answers. The NIH recently announced a […]

Study: Scare tactics don’t sway vaccine skeptics

Emotional scare tactics used to try to convince vaccine skeptics to immunize their children may not have the desired effect. A recent study by Graham Dixon, associate professor with The Edward […]

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