The Knight Cancer Challenge just got a $10 million shot in the arm from Columbia Sportswear President and CEO Tim Boyle and his wife Mary — the largest private donation to date.
A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S.
Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, two of the world's biggest beer makers, are posting online what's inside bottles of Budweiser and Miller Lite after pressure from a food blogger.
The government is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought.
The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.
Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.
A Corvallis High School student is being treated at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for diagnosed meningococcal disease, the Benton County Health Department said.
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A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision.
State health officials say they're alarmed by increased numbers of syphilis and gonorrhea cases in Oregon.
Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.
Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.
First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines.