Health & Fitness


Researchers: Three drinks a day tipping point for cancer

SEATTLE — An international panel that has determined exactly how much alcohol it takes to cause liver cancer.

Diet drinks lead drop in soda consumers

NEW YORK – Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

Internet may be magnet for those with ADHD

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar to you: You get into work. You’re feeling productive. You’ve powered through approximately three emails/order forms/whatever qualifies as progress in your particular industry when — BAM — your best friend signs onto Gchat and sends you a video of a dachshund puppy getting pushed around in a tiny shopping cart.

Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

WASHINGTON — Distractions -- especially talking with passengers and using cellphones -- play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

Walla Walla County leads state in whooping cough rate

Walla Walla County is leading the state in per-capita cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

Powerful sugar lobby shaped dental policy

Old documents have surfaced showing the powerful U.S. sugar industry dramatically influenced the government’s medical research on dental care — and ultimately what officials recommended for American diets.

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US military hopes to learn from victim of chimp attack

Charla Nash never served in the military. She was horribly disfigured, not in combat, but in a 2009 attack by a rampaging chimpanzee. The Pentagon, though, is watching her recovery closely.

Column - Gyms can be a community that fosters fitness

For some people, “exercise” is a nasty word, along with its synonymous partners “gym,” “workout” and “gains.”

Coke a healthy snack? Companies work to perfect their pitches

NEW YORK — If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.

FDA proposal would allow drugmakers to rebut warnings

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to contradict official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers.

Grief support group to start spring sessions

The spring grief support group at Walla Walla Community Hospice, 1067 E. Issacs Ave., will begin from 6-7:30 p.m. March 25 and will meet on Wednesdays through May 27.

Column: Prep kid for first filling, but never say needle

Oh no! Your daughter had her teeth examined and the dentist has found a cavity. This means she will need another appointment to have the cavity removed and the hole filled.