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Health Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Health KATU MEDICAL ALERT: Tips on how to avoid migraines KATU MEDICAL ALERT: Tips on how to avoid migraines
Migraines can be delibitating, painful and stealing some of your precious personal and professional time away. KATU reported on a few tips on how to help you prevent and avoid these horrendous headaches.
Health Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Health Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
Health Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
Health Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick? Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Health Study questions need for most people to cut salt Study questions need for most people to cut salt
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
Health Atlanta hospital deemed 1 of safest for Ebola care Atlanta hospital deemed 1 of safest for Ebola care
The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta?
Health US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment
An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say.
Health American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
Health Planned Parenthood Exec. Dir.: Women's health care caught in political fight Planned Parenthood Exec. Dir.: Women's health care caught in political fight (Video)
The United States Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling has started a battle over birth control. Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what. Senate Republicans have already rejected one new proposed law. A local mother, who’s the Executive Director of Portland’s Planned Parenthood, believes women’s health care is now caught in the middle of a political fight.
Health FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.
Health Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies
Researchers say an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Health Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people
Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.