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Report on men’s health is concerning

November 4, 2019, 6:02am Health

WASHINGTON — Signs of declining health for American men abound in the National Center for Health Statistics latest annual report. Read story

Acetaminophen during pregnancy eyed

November 4, 2019, 6:01am Health

Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may have some connection with a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study in JAMA-Psychiatry. Read story

Science Says: How daylight saving time affects health

October 31, 2019, 2:45pm Health

Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on human health. Read story

U.S. vaping illnesses rise to 1,888 with pace picking up again

October 31, 2019, 2:15pm Health

The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. Read story

Whooping cough case confirmed at Portland high school

October 31, 2019, 11:05am Health

PORTLAND — The Multnomah County Health Department has confirmed a case of whooping cough a high school in Portland. Read story

Elite runner’s close call inspires road safety campaign

October 31, 2019, 8:45am Fitness

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman’s mantra is “run joyfully,” but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn’t spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly dashed her Olympic dreams. Read story

Stable costs but more uninsured as ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups open

October 31, 2019, 8:40am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are going without health insurance, and stable premiums plus greater choice next year under the Obama health law aren't likely to reverse that. Read story

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

October 30, 2019, 2:26pm Health

WASHINGTON — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. Read story

Kids’ real Halloween danger is traffic

October 28, 2019, 5:55pm Health

It’s almost Halloween, which means that law enforcement agencies around the country are warning parents about the possibility of finding marijuana candy in their children’s trick-or-treat buckets. Read story

New biopsy table aids technicians and patients

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Breast Cancer

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has a new way to better detect cancer and serve its patients. Read story