Health

Nutrition panel drops cholesterol warnings

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.

Listen up: Earwax a font of information

PHILADELPHIA — And now, from the department of vital information that it never occurred to you to think about, we bring you earwax odor.

Gonorrhea cases spike in Walla Walla County

Health officials urge condom use and other preventives.

Not your mama's mammogram

WALLA WALLA — It’s a game changer, a “quantum leap forward,” nearly magical.

Drug could slash cost of treating sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is primarily seen in people of African and Mediterranean descent. It can also be seen in folks from South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Try a new tack to meet your fitness goals

Eight percent. That’s right, you read it correctly, 8 percent. That’s the percentage of people who were successful in keeping their New Year’s Resolutions in 2012.

Depression recovery program set at SonBridge

COLLEGE PLACE — SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th Ave., is sponsoring an eight-week depression recovery program created by Dr. Neil Nedley.

Two state lawmakers taking money from tobacco

I am angry. Maybe you should be angry, too.

Label scrutiny worthwhile when it comes to food

I wonder how many people are aware of the number of contaminants and hormones that are found in our foods?

Access to the right medicines can mean a healthy new year

Here’s a gift you won’t have to take back in January: the medicines you or a relative need to have a healthy new year.