Happy Meal parents aren’t happy

McDonald’s announced Thursday it was removing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meals. The internet reacted as one would expect. McDonald’s has been working with the nonprofit […]

CDC: Flu vaccine is 36 percent effective

Preliminary data suggests this year’s flu vaccine is 36 percent effective at preventing illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the interim vaccine effectiveness estimates this week after analyzing […]

CDC: Raw milk from herdshare program responsible for illness

Drinking unpasteurized milk may lead to illness. Who knew? Well, for starters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Raw (unpasteurized) milk has been linked to many foodborne illnesses,” according to the […]

Study: Transgender youth have poorer health

Transgender youth have poorer health and lower rates of preventive health checkups than their cisgender peers, according to new research. A new study published in this month’s Pediatrics journal looked at […]

State uninsured rate continues to drop

The state’s uninsured rate continues to decline three years after implementation of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report. In 2016, the percentage of people uninsured […]

Take health to heart this February

This month is Heart Health Month. It’s also Black History Month. And state health officials are drawing a connection between the two with a blunt truth: heart disease risk is […]

Public health schools say “No way” to tobacco dollars

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says it wants to give up cigarettes. The Marlboro cigarette maker is so serious, it’s putting $1 billion toward research for a smoke-free world. But public health […]

Study: Teens need to catch more ZZZs

More than 70 percent of high school students do not get enough sleep, a new study found. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys […]

Prosthetics exhibit featured at Portland art school

If you’ve never thought of prosthetics as art, maybe it’s time you should. Next month, the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art will unveil an […]

Don’t eat laundry pods

Laundry pods are for washing laundry. Not eating. This should go without saying. But, thanks to an internet challenge, teenagers are now biting in to the single-load laundry packets and posting […]

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