Is screen time bad for children’s brains?

A generation ago, parents worried about the effects of TV; before that, it was radio. … Read more

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Many companies are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don’t expect your food to … Read more

What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Q: What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency if left untreated? A deficiency of … Read more

Later school start times giving students more sleep in Seattle

SEATTLE — Some high school students up north are getting more shut-eye, according to scientists … Read more

Don’t eat raw dough, CDC warns; experts aren’t so sure

The Christmas cookies are in the oven; the mixing bowl, which is still coated with … Read more

Bend athletes share their dietary habits

Fire in the furnace

The evening before a mountainous stage in the 2013 Vuelta a España, a multiday bicycle … Read more

A treatment for sickle-cell disease proves effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of … Read more

The placenta, an afterthought no longer

The placenta may be dismissed as an afterthought in discussions about pregnancy. At long last … Read more

Insulin supplies could be inadequate by 2030

As people around the globe continue to get fatter, diabetes rates will continue to rise … Read more

Why are we so overweight?

Q: Why are we still overweight? Whenever I see a photo from the 1960s or … Read more

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Proposal would expand access to alternatives but limit opioids for chronic pain

An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the … Read more

Oregon Health Plan expands hepatitis C treatment

Patients can now be treated at all stages of the disease

Faced with the highest hepatitis C mortality rate in the country, Oregon is on the … Read more

Doctors said Todd Ewen did not have CTE. But he did.

WILDWOOD, Mo. — The news at first seemed to shock the medical world studying the … Read more

Oregon backs off opioid limits for chronic pain

New proposal would expand access to alternative treatments

Oregon health officials have backed off of a proposal that would have limited Medicaid coverage … Read more

What you should know about the new flu drug

The first new influenza drug in 20 years was approved in October, and maker Genentech … Read more

Teach children about what to do with uncommon fruits

On a recent trip to the grocery store, my second-grader picked up a dragon fruit … Read more

Who owns your medical data? Not you, most likely

It’s a good bet that the fine print of the consent form you signed before … Read more

How long can people live?

Q: How long can people live? The most common risk factor for serious disease is … Read more

Excess weight increases asthma risk

Children who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for asthma, researchers report. A … Read more

Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in children

Paint chips in older homes, contaminated soil and water pumped though lead pipes are all … Read more

Physical Therapists mesh sociability with rehab

Some clinics offer a ‘social but dedicated’ experience that encourages patients to interact

Judy Hoiness, 77, held onto a railing at Therapeutic Associates’ clinic one recent morning and … Read more

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

CHICAGO — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who … Read more

Home remedies for stopping and preventing nosebleeds

Most nosebleeds aren’t serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps. … Read more

Former bodybuilder inspires as a trainer after being nearly paralyzed

Michael Rodriguez sat in a Fresno, California, rehabilitation hospital four years ago struggling to make … Read more

Do you need a healthy diet if you’re naturally thin?

Q: My friends who carry extra weight worry about following a healthy diet, especially as … Read more

Study: Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off

In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-­carbohydrate diet burned … Read more

Woes for babies of older fathers

Babies of older fathers are at greater risk of premature birth, low birth weight and … Read more

Oregon tries humor in fight against salmonella

Health officials let salmonella tweet you warnings

If you tweet about your Thanksgiving meal preparations Thursday, don’t be surprised if you get … Read more

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns US consumers

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Health Authority: Senior citizens should get a high-dose flu shot

A high-dose flu vaccine has been shown to be much more effective at keeping seniors … Read more

Parents of children with developmental disabilities aim high

Kim Gunderson-Moore stood outside the nursery window watching the two doctors examining her newborn … Read more

Lab scientists are often the unsung heroes of patient diagnoses

Deep in the bowels of St. Charles Bend a group of health care providers toils … Read more

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