ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore's now disgraced ex-mayor, but there's no evidence any system executives ever.. SeattlePI.com - Published
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering.. SeattlePI.com - Published
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest hospital system said Friday that a ransomware attack last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it.
Hackensack Meridian.. SeattlePI.com - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators approved a second drug for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Newsmax
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Ashley Whillans, behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School, about why many people care deeply about climate change, but slow to adopt climate-friendly behaviors. NPR - Published
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term.. SeattlePI.com - Published
“We want to give loved ones who are sick or dying everything we think they want — but we can’t,” said Barbara Karnes, an end-of-life educator and hospice nurse based in Vancouver, Wash. Events.. Seattle Times - Published
New U.S. research suggests that if you suffer from depression, which can be particularly common during the darker winter months, then avoiding sugary foods could help to ease symptoms. Carried out by a.. Newsmax - Published
Two new studies suggest older adults are more lonely than they used to be. The American Psychological Association found on average that reported loneliness began to increase after age 75. But.. CBS News - Published
With the temperatures dipping, it's easy to find excuses not to exercise outdoors. But if you dress properly and listen to your body, there is no reason to quit your fitness routine -- with some.. Newsmax - Published
The ongoing debate about postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk may have turned even more muddy: A large new study suggests that two different types of hormone therapy have opposite.. Newsmax - Published
Japan has the fastest aging population which poses a lot of challenges for the country---including cost-effective ways to keep seniors healthy and in their own homes as long as possible. One animal.. Newsmax - Published
The European Space Agency says a self-destructing robot will be sent into orbit in 2025 to begin work on the world's first space cleanup mission. Jan Woerner of the European Space Agency discusses. NPR - Published
KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists.
These pills, the.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Scientists who’ve studied the curious chemistry of the opioid tramadol use an array of adjectives to describe it: “unpredictable,” “messy,” “crazy.”
Tramadol is unlike most other.. SeattlePI.com - Published
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how.. SeattlePI.com - Published
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California's state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is.. SeattlePI.com - Published
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert about why the human brain doesn't respond to threats posed by climate change as quickly or proactively as seems warranted. NPR - Published
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital doctor who pleaded not guilty to murder in 25 patients' deaths was unsuccessful in his latest bid to pause more than a dozen related lawsuits while the criminal.. SeattlePI.com - Published
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court, but a state council voted Thursday to keep it alive in case the judge rules in the state's favor.
The state's.. SeattlePI.com - Published
NEW YORK (AP) — The death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
The 52 deaths in 26 states are among the 2,409 hospitalized cases that have been.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Florida’s surgeon general is cautiously optimistic that education and vaccination efforts during the past few months are working to contain the spread of hepatitis A, which caused the declaration of.. cbs4.com - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a White House candidate, Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions of dollars by negotiating prescription drug prices.
Legislation expected to pass the.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Eye doctors may someday use "smart" contact lenses to track patients' eye health, early research suggests. A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry,.. Newsmax - Published
Chyler Leigh has taken on some challenging roles in her career, including learning to be a surgeon as Lexie Grey on "Grey's Anatomy" and helping keep the world safe from alien threats on the TV show.. Newsmax - Published
There are lots of reasons to dread flying – turbulence, long delays, uncomfortable seats – and lousy airline food is right up there. But the 2019-2020 edition of the Airline Food Study has.. Newsmax - Published
BARCELONA (AP) — When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next.. SeattlePI.com - Published
San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six.. SeattlePI.com - Published