Month: December 2017

Report: FDA recalls not ensuring safety of food supply

The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t have an efficient and effective food-recall process in place to ensure the safety of the country’s food supply, according to a new report. The Office […]

Report: More young, pregnant women using marijuana

New research shows a “significant increase” in the number of pregnant women younger than 24 using marijuana during pregnancy. And the results aren’t just based on self-reporting; they also use results […]

OSU now requiring meningococcal vaccination

If Oregon State University students were avoiding getting vaccinated against meningococcal disease – despite five cases on the college campus in the last year – they no longer have a […]

Poison center offers holiday safety tips

With Christmas quickly approaching, the Washington Poison Center is warning parents about safety hazards their children may encounter during the holiday festivities. Here are some potential hazards parents should be aware […]

NIH survey: Vaping popular among teens

Teens like their vape pens. About 28 percent of high school seniors across the country report using some sort of vaping despite in the last year, raising concerns among health officials, […]

Washington ranks ninth healthiest

The annual America’s Health Rankings report puts Washington state at No. 9 this year – dropping two spots from 2016. The report, issued every year by United Health Foundation, ranked Massachusetts […]

Zika vaccine shows promise in trials

Two clinical trials show an experimental Zika vaccine is safe and induces an immune response in healthy adults. The results from the two Phase 1 clinical trials were published this month […]

New forecast estimates 6 million with Alzheimer’s, cognitive impairment

A new study estimates 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment – a possible precursor to the disease. Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health expect the […]

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