Month: August 2017

All states have obesity rates of 20 percent or higher

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that obesity remains a problem for American adults. All 50 states and three U.S. territories now have more than 20 […]

Study: Dads are getting older

The average age of men becoming fathers has increased by more than three years in the last four decades, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine […]

Report: Misinformation about contraceptive coverage remains

Health plan customer service reps often give women inaccurate information about available types of contraception and costs, according to a new report. Northwest Health Law Advocates released Thursday its new progress […]

Teen HPV vaccination rates on the rise

More Washington teens are getting vaccinated against a cancer-causing virus, but state health officials say the rates still could be better. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Backpack fitting tips from health experts

The start of the new school year is right around the corner and with it come plenty of back-to-school to-dos With more than 5,000 backpack-related injuries last year, experts at Oregon […]

Report: Breast-feeding may reduce breast cancer risk

Women who breast-feed have lower risk of breast cancer, according to the latest report from the American Institute for Cancer Research. The lower risk is moderate, according to researchers, but it […]

Study: Long-term pot use linked to muted stress response

A new study shows that chronic cannabis users have a dampened physiological response to stress. Researchers at Washington State University looked at levels of the stress hormone cortisol in chronic cannabis […]

Teeth grinding keeps Washingtonians up at night

What’s keeping Americans awake at night? Mattress retailer Mattress Firm set out for answers. A Google Trends report revealed the top sleep-related searches for each state. While sleep apnea topped the […]

Report: Washington falls short in policies to fight cancer

The grades are in, and they aren’t good for Washington. A new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network found that Washington falls short in adequately funding its tobacco […]

Anti-vaxxer movement spreads to doggo parents

The anti-vaccine movement is alive and well and has, apparently, spread to parents of fur-babies. Fearing autism and other potential vaccine side effects, people in parts of Brooklyn are not vaccinating […]

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