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- Report: Woman Dies After Receiving Yellow Fever Vaccine A women from Oregon had a fatal reaction to the vaccine for yellow fever, a report about the case confirmed.
- Idaho Bill Requiring Parental Permission For Teen Tanning Passes Senate A bill requiring parental permission for teens to use tanning beds has cleared both houses in the Idaho Statehouse.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- Study: Weed May Trigger Allergies Marijuana may trigger an allergic reaction in some people, according to a new review of previous studies.
- Washington State Senate Approves Mental Health Decision Bill The Washington state Senate has approved a bill that would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others.
- Washington Flu Season Most Deadly In Years, But Not Over State health officials say state labs have confirmed at least 120 flu deaths since the season started in September, but only a fraction of those who die from the flu are tested for the virus.
- Oregon Considers Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That's why she spoke at a recent legislative hearin...
- Study: Weed 100 Times Safer Than Alcohol Marijuana is safer than alcohol, a new study finds.
- Study: Pills Before And After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV Among Gay Men For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
- Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Small Cameras For Doctors To Conduct Remote Gynecological Exams An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.
- Ebola Drug Shows Some Promise In First Tests In West Africa The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history
- Bill To Expand Concussion Protections Considered By Montana Senators Montana senators are contemplating whether to make it easier for school trainers and coaches to bench an athlete suspected of having a concussion and if that rule should apply to school-sponsored club sports.
- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- Washington Health Exchange Extends Enrollment By 2 Months The Washington health exchange, which signed up another 20,000 people for private health insurance over the weekend, announced Monday it would be giving people two more months to enroll.
- Washington Health Exchange Is Short Of Enrollment Goal The Washington health exchange on Thursday was 81,000 people short of its enrollment goal for the period with just over a week remaining for signups.