Health & Fitness


Suspended Washington state naturopath defends use of ‘cancer vaccine’

John Catanzaro, a Bothell naturopathic physician whose license was recently suspended by the state, says he has helped ­— not hurt — many patients with the “cancer vaccine” he created from their tissues and has followed proper procedures, including obtaining informed consent.

Diabetes gene mutations seen as drugmaker target

MINNEAPOLIS — Scientists have uncovered gene mutations that slash the risk of Type 2 diabetes regardless of age and weight, offering drugmakers a novel target to combat one of the major health threats confronting the modern world.

Staying healthy most certainly is a laughing matter

In the Bible, the Book of Proverbs tells us: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”

Bone marrow donor registration drive set at Walla Walla Community College

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College will host a bone marrow donor registration drive March 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the main building.

NAMI to offer 12-week course in mental illnesses, PTSD

WALLA WALLA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will present a 12-week course on anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses plus post-traumatic stress disorder.

Blood draw to be held Wednesday at Eastgate SDA Church

WALLA WALLA — The American Red Cross will hold a blood draw from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist Church, 380 N. Tausick Way.

The force is with you in resistance training

The benefits of training are varied and apply to nearly everyone. Finding one form of exercise can be difficult when discussing benefits because there are so many that occur that result in a greater quality of life and functional living.

Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a chip maker

HOUSTON — Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation’s obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.

Noise from infant sleep machines can be harmful

Rather than soothing baby and parents alike, infant sleep machines could actually pose a risk to hearing and auditory development, according to a Canadian study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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.

Obesity tied to myriad issues insurers cover, but weight-loss surgery rarely on the list

WASHINGTON — Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese.

Compound lifts an exercise time saver

Who has time to exercise? Like, no one. But everyone — literally everyone — needs to do it.

Reducing concussions calls for brain power

Recently I happened to watch a documentary called “League Of Denial” on KCTS. Essentially it was about the brain injuries incurred by football players.

‘House’ episode clues in real doctor on cobalt poisoning

A German doctor saw a show that helped his team diagnose a patient’s mysterious illness.

Hugh Laurie only plays a doctor on TV, but he has a following among physicians in Germany who are crediting his fictional Dr. House with helping them diagnose a man with a life-threatening case of cobalt intoxication.

Pre-diabetes a precursor, not a curse

Twenty-six million adults and children have diabetes in the United States and nearly 7 million more are undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association.