A machine could choose your next prescription

What once seemed like a scene from a 22nd century sci-fi movie is reality today. … Read more

Less-invasive cancer surgery leads to more deaths

Women who had less-invasive cervical cancer surgery 4 times more likely to see cancer return

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the … Read more

Study: Mom’s voice works better than smoke alarm

A mother’s recorded voice will wake a child and get him out of the room … Read more

Are some people more sensitive to medicines in general?

Q: I rarely take pharmaceutical medicines but when I must, I always seem to have … Read more

Daylight Saving Time stumps hospital record-keeping

Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software … Read more

Central Oregon’s favorite sports take a toll on shoulders

Mountain bikers, skiers, kayakers contend with injuries

Elite multisport athlete ­Sarah Max was competing in a multiday mountain bike race in Colorado … Read more

Research may help compulsive hand washers

Watching a video reduced distress levels, severity of OCD symptoms

Thirty-one people were filmed washing their hands with soap at a basin. Thirty-one were filmed … Read more

Coffee may reduce rosacea

Yet another reason to drink coffee: A new study suggests it can be good for … Read more

What are eye floaters?

Q: There are several dark spots and cobweblike strings in my vision. Is this something … Read more

St. Charles to close Redmond birthing center

St. Charles Health System announced Monday its decision to close the family birthing center at … Read more

Guns send over 8,000 kids to the ER each year

Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms … Read more

A cure for now: Why CBD is everywhere

It’s hard to say the precise moment when CBD, the voguish cannabis derivative, went from … Read more

Teens, caffeine isn’t your study buddy

Excess can lead to problems with health, performance in school — now and later

This article is for all of the teenagers out there. Society regularly expects you to … Read more

Are calcium supplements safe?

Q: Are calcium supplements safe? The short answer is probably yes. Many people, especially women, … Read more

Vitamin D boost won’t aid bone

Vitamin D supplements do not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density or prevent falls … Read more

Doctors: As illness strikes dozens of children, CDC is being too cautious

LOS ANGELES — LaMay Axton watched in horror as her granddaughter Cambria stumbled and toppled … Read more

Trump officials make it easier for states to skirt health laws

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced a new policy Monday making it easier for states … Read more

This new device could make running faster and easier

A newly invented wearable device could provide support, succor and an unexpected boost in speed … Read more

Oregon sets reform map for health plan

State to emphasize value rather than volume

The Oregon Health Policy Board approved a road map to change the way care is … Read more

States act to safeguard young cancer patients’ chances to have kids

When Katherine Frega was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma eight years ago at age 17, she … Read more

Healthcare.gov breach leaks info of 75K people

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The confidential records of about 75,000 consumers have been hacked from one … Read more

Should you have knee replacement surgery?

For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered … Read more

Those with Parkinson’s use boxing to fight back

FOX VALLEY, Ill. — I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked … Read more

Pregnancy after miscarriage teaches that grief has a ripple effect

The number of times I forget that I’m pregnant over the course of any given … Read more

Harvard investigation finds fraudulent data in papers by heart researcher

An internal investigation by Harvard Medical School has determined that 31 scientific publications from the … Read more

Omega-3 may help ease anxiety

Omega-3 supplements may help reduce anxiety symptoms, a review of studies has concluded. The analysis, … Read more

Is screening a teenager for depression typical?

Q: At her most recent well-child checkup, my 13-year-old daughter was given a questionnaire about … Read more

Study looks at the effects of sexual assault and harassment

Report suggests the fallout can influence women’s health for years

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford said a sexual assault from decades … Read more

3 new drugs may prevent migraines

Until this year, migraine sufferers had to make do with drugs originally developed for other … Read more

Medical pot use increasing in the elderly

Ida Ruggiero, an opinionated great-grandma, remembered the deep embarrassment that crept over her when she … Read more

What would a test tube of pure DNA look like?

Q: If I had a test tube of pure DNA, what would it look like? … Read more

Baby aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk

Taking low-dose aspirin is a daily routine for many people because it may lower the … Read more

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