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Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

May 26, 2020, 10:28am Health

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Read story

Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

May 25, 2020, 6:01pm Health

Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a… Read story

Kids still need vaccines on time, but many Washington families have skipped them during the coronavirus pandemic

May 26, 2020, 8:26am Health

Children still need to get their vaccines on time, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts say. Read story

Tips to address stay-at-home weight gain

May 26, 2020, 6:04am Health

If you’ve gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 15” — referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect — is likely due to a disruption in daily routine and habits. Read story

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

May 25, 2020, 7:30am Health

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. Read story

Fewer traffic collisions during shutdown means longer waits for organ donations

May 24, 2020, 6:05am Health

SAN FRANCISCO — On Day Two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s stay-at-home orders in March, Nohemi Jimenez got into her car in San Pablo, Calif., waved goodbye to her 3-year-old son and drove to her regular Wednesday dialysis appointment. Read story

Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

May 22, 2020, 12:52pm Health

LONDON -- The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners. Read story

U.S. regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

May 22, 2020, 12:51pm Health

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a birth control gel that works in a new way to prevent pregnancy. Read story

2 new cases of Kawasaki-like disease in children in Washington

May 22, 2020, 11:49am Health

SEATTLE -- The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of a new inflammatory ailment in children that is associated with COVID-19. Read story

2020 has been a deadly year for motorcyclists — and the riding season’s just beginning

May 22, 2020, 10:30am Health

After a winter of rain and a spring of quarantine, the lure of a clear day and open roads is almost irresistible to many motorcyclists. Read story