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1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

January 16, 2020, 9:09am Health

A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s… Read story

Getting to heart of binge drinking

January 14, 2020, 6:02am Health

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates there may be a link between binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption and heart damage. Read story

Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

January 8, 2020, 8:45am Health

NEW YORK — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. Read story

Dry January not for everyone, experts say

January 6, 2020, 6:05am Health

The holiday parties are over, the New Year’s resolutions are in and many likely revolve around a healthier 2020. For those who may have been overserved during December’s festivities, or are just looking for a challenge, that could include cutting out the glass of wine with dinner or the cocktails during nights out with friends. Read story

WHO: Tobacco use drops among men

January 6, 2020, 6:05am Health

NEW YORK — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said recently. Read story

Teen suicides and firearms: Report finds prevention efforts avoid talks of guns

January 6, 2020, 6:02am Health

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On a spring morning near Orlando, a 17-year-old typed “I love you guys” on her Instagram page. Struggling with depression, distraught over a breakup, and fighting back tears, she walked out of class and into the empty high school auditorium. She pulled her grandfather’s Glock 45 from her small brown purse and killed herself. Read story

Proposed Washington state bill to cap insulin at $100

January 3, 2020, 12:34pm Health

SEATTLE — A Washington lawmaker has announced plans to introduce legislation that would cap insulin costs at $100 a month. Read story

Providence nurses, workers statewide intend to strike starting Jan. 14

January 2, 2020, 9:10pm Health

SPOKANE — Unions representing about 13,000 nurses and health care workers at many Providence locations statewide, including at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, intend to strike starting Jan. 14. Read story

Washington files new suit over opioid crisis

January 2, 2020, 9:08pm Health

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday continued his legal offensive against companies that have profited from opioids, announcing a new lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary. Read story

‘Intermittent fasting’ diet trend gains a following

January 1, 2020, 7:43pm Food

NEW YORK — On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. Read story