Scientists spy on superbugs to see how they outsmart our antibiotics

Scientists have discovered another way that single-celled organisms have outsmarted us. The tiny bacteria that … Read more

There are effective HIV treatments. Why are people still dying of AIDS?

More than two decades after an effective treatment for HIV emerged, most patients live more or less normal lives. Yet barriers to treatment remain for some populations, and many still die.

Seventeen years after being infected with HIV, Ronald Jesser was dying. His immune system ravaged … Read more

Have you heard the one about the dental assistant?

Jessica Taylor has two passions. Neither of them were planned. She’s a dental assistant, a … Read more

Paging Dr. Dog…

St. Charles uses therapy dogs to help staff get through stressful situations

When the St. Charles Health System went live with a stressful switch to a new … Read more

Taking the lead in Oregon to prevent inherited disease

To avoid backlash from irresponsible applications, gene therapies should be developed in the U.S.

Clinicians at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland see some of the toughest cases … Read more

Hope Theory can help break big problems into smaller, attainable ones

Ugh. I knew the minute I looked out the back door that I wasn’t doing … Read more

Doctors are prescribing broccoli alongside the beta blockers

WASHINGTON — Adrienne Dove pulled up to the checkout line of the Giant grocery store … Read more

Study: Highly processed foods lead to weight gain

For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served … Read more

New liver transplant rules begin amid a fight over fairness

WASHINGTON — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York … Read more

2019 measles cases top 800, the most since 1994

U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing … Read more

More states are calling porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health … Read more

Want your kids to eat quinoa or lentils? Tell them this

Researchers say telling children about the benefits of eating certain foods — such as how big and strong they can become — works

Popeye was right when he sang “I’m strong to the finich, cause I eats me … Read more

Key opioid treatment goes mostly to whites

An addiction treatment drug that health officials have touted as a crucial part of the … Read more

U.S. pregnancy deaths are up, and over half are preventable

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States, and the main risk factor is being … Read more

Oregon House OKs tough vaccine rules over vocal opposition

Bend’s Helt is co-sponsor of bill to end nonmedical exemptions

SALEM — The Oregon House voted Monday to tighten the state’s mandatory vaccine laws and … Read more

Food poisoning remains problem despite warnings, report finds

The CDC found yearly rates of food poisoning hold steady

NEW YORK — As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and … Read more

What is abdominal etching? How plastic surgeons are helping patients get ‘six-pack abs’

No matter how well your diet or exercise regimen, some folks just can’t seem to … Read more

Beyond aerobics: Aqua fitness branches out into spinning, kickboxing and more

It’s a new, if not odd, sight inside some public pools in Washington, D.C.: people … Read more

Report raises concerns about Oregon’s health insurance exchange

Without changes, ACA marketplace is at risk of collapse

Rising health costs and disruptive policy changes by the Trump administration have increased health insurance … Read more

Researchers home in on the risk factors of postpartum depression

After Ann’s daughter was born, the infant cried a lot because of acid reflux. “When … Read more

Kratom: To opioid users, it’s a miracle; to the FDA, a menace

The steep rise in the number of people suffering opioid addiction has helped spawn the … Read more

Measles in California tests health workers stretched thin by Camp Fire

Northern California health workers are scrambling to control a growing measles outbreak centered on a … Read more

Two-wave flu season now the longest in a decade

NEW YORK — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short … Read more

Health community merging physical, mental health

Treating mental health could improve outcomes, save money in medical health

Physical and behavioral health have traditionally operated as two realms of the health care system. … Read more

Claims about CBD’s health benefits go unchecked

Oregon regulates hemp-derived CBD, but FDA is playing catch-up

Ballet dancer Josh Deininger has tried a lot of products to ease his muscle and … Read more

National health briefs

145.6 million patients a year go to hospital ERs Across the country, hospital emergency rooms … Read more

Diabetes drug may slow, prevent kidney disease

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now … Read more

International group strives to develop ‘quantum leap’ in new hearing implant

Since the 1980s, the cochlear implant has helped bring hearing to hundreds of thousands of … Read more

More countries to halt sales of some breast implants

Health authorities in Canada and the Netherlands have announced plans to suspend sales of rough-surfaced … Read more

FDA to study use of CBD foods, cosmetics

Some answers to questions about CBD

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana … Read more

State audit: Fixing Medicaid’s payment problems falls short

SALEM — The Secretary Of State’s Office says the Oregon Health Authority still needs to … Read more

Report: Introduce peanuts as early as 4 months to prevent allergies

Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-­based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut … Read more

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