One consumer advocacy group says we shouldn't, but others say the science is suspicious.
Being conscious for surgery may sound like a frightening throwback to the days before anesthesia. But the practice is taking hold as a low-risk, low-cost and patient-friendly approach to a growing... Read more »
If you're giving up sugar for Lent, you have plenty of company. It's an increasingly popular choice for the people who make sacrifices in the six weeks leading up to Easter. But be prepared; your... Read more »
If the American-made sweetener Splenda gave Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn't use it? That's what one consumer advocacy group says, but others say the science is suspicious. Read more »
With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity" — the protection a community enjoys when roughly 90 percent of its... Read more »
The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is hosting a pair of seminars detailing air pollution and risks to pregnant women. The seminars, in Salt Lake City and Provo, offer information on air... Read more »
If you burn scented candles to make your home smell pleasant, you could be releasing dangerous chemicals in the air. But there's something you can add to your home to counter the ill effects, the... Read more »
Millions of people call in sick or report to work late the day after the Super Bowl. But in Denver and Charlotte, people may be calling in sick for weeks to come, and not because they ate too many... Read more »
The assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that... Read more »
Haze settles across the Salt Lake Valley, obscuring the Wasatch Mountains on Monday. Read more »
Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus. Co-Diagnostics Inc. in Bountiful is working to find ways to identify the disease faster, particularly in the poorer... Read more »
If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could need a pacemaker. Or, you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape. What's normal, what's not, and should you be monitoring yours? Read more »
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant... Read more »
Health officials in Brazil and other countries hit hard by the Zika virus are warning women not to get pregnant. This is causing an ethical quandary for Catholics who want to abide by official... Read more »
Many people turn to food when they're feeling stressed, tired, or even bored, according to the Mayo Clinic, but now researchers have discovered another reason you may be eating when you're not... Read more »
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. But symptoms are often different for women than men. For women, it's not always the classic chest pain. Read more »
The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »
Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. Read more »
Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on... Read more »
When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn’t live to see his first birthday, she didn’t give up hope. Read more »
A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »
On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »
The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute is hosting its annual Family Heart Fair to educate Utahns about simple steps they can take to encourage the entire family to live heart-healthy. Read more »
Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. Read more »
The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of... Read more »
Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing... Read more »
Merck & Co. posted an 87 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit... Read more »
Although sitting is said to be the new smoking, there's one way you can sit and still reap health benefits. All it takes is two needles and some yarn. Knitting, it turns out, has both physical and... Read more »
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston... Read more »
Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs. Read more »
Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America — a person who was... Read more »
The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »
Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »
Dimentia can be a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told a former BYU law professor and environmental attorney at the White House that she was losing her mind. A simple discovery led doctors to... Read more »
The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »
Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »
Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »
A pair of storms over the weekend dramatically increased the amount of snow in southern Utah's mountains, and one farming community received more than 2 feet of new snow. Northern Utah also... Read more »
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a meeting on the Clean Power Plan unveiled last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Utah is among states contesting the rule,... Read more »
Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and... Read more »
The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it... Read more »
Music doesn't just soothe the savage beast; it also has superpowers that can improve health. Here's why guitars and drums are becoming medical equipment in hospitals and homes across the country. Read more »
Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »
Even before the Centers for Disease Control announced that one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from eating pre-packaged salad, one food-safety attorney said he would never eat it. Here's why. Read more »
One day three years ago, Kristie Griffiths was driving to work when she looked down at her hands and saw that they had turned bright white. The diagnosis is systemic sclerosis, and it has no cure. Read more »
Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »
This week a Texas grand jury decided not to take action against Planned Parenthood and instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists who made the videos, sparking questions about undercover... Read more »
As in the medical industry, there are different levels of education and specialties within the realm of home design and architecture. Hiring an architect is like hiring a cardiologist for your... Read more »
On Friday, lawmakers announced a group of bills to target the opioid epidemic in Utah, which had the eighth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation in 2014. Read more »
Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »
Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »
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