Month: February 2016

The changing face of plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is more popular than ever, but the types of procedures people are undergoing are changing. In 2015, surgeons performed nearly 16 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in […]

Beverage industry responds to warning labels study

A health warning on a soda can? A new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggests labels alerting consumers that sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to some health conditions could be effective […]

Retailers continue to illegally sell tobacco to minors

Illegal tobacco sales to minors are at the highest level in nearly two decades. More than 17 percent of retailers in the state illegally sold tobacco to minors in 2015, according […]

CDC: Adults need more zzz’s

More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study documented self-reported […]

Health officials discover new Lyme-disease causing bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week the discovery of a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease in people. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic first suspected […]

First travel-related case of Zika reported in the Northwest

Oregon health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika this year. The virus was contracted by an adult woman while traveling outside of the U.S. She has recovered, and there […]

State poison center reports increase in cannabis calls

The number of calls to the Washington Poison Center related to cannabis and cannabis products increased more than 10 percent over the last year. The poison center received 272 calls regarding […]

New therapy halts progression of ALS in mice

Researchers at Oregon State University announced new therapy findings that essentially stopped the progression of ALS in mice. The researchers stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also called […]

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