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Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.

Need to lose a few pounds? Don't pick your own food!

Need to lose a few pounds? Don't pick your own food!
There are a million different options for holiday gifts and foods in Seattle, but the Ballard Farmers Market is one of the best resources available. From items for your holiday dinner, Christmas wreaths or those gifts that are a little more personal, the Ballard Farmers Market, open every Sunday from 10am-3pm, is a great holiday option. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

 A news study finds we are more successful in our efforts to lose weight if we have someone else provide the plan

High cholesterol? Forget the statin drugs!

High cholesterol? Forget the statin drugs!

The FDA is reviewing a new drug that promises to cut LDL or 'bad' cholesterol numbers by nearly two-thirds

FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug

FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug
FILE - This April 20, 2010 file photo, shows the exterior view of Amgen Inc. in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.

Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote

Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote »Play Video
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.

FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions

FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.

Don't take a seat: Panel says you should stand for 2 hours

Don't take a seat: Panel says you should stand for 2 hours
In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, workers sit at desks at Firstkontact Center, a call center in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico (AP Photo/Alex Cossio, File)
Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.

Cleanse! Detox! Flush! Not so fast...

Cleanse! Detox! Flush! Not so fast...

 Is a detox really all its cracked up to be?

Pain in the jaw? Now, THAT, can be a real pain in the neck

Pain in the jaw? Now, THAT, can be a real pain in the neck
This image provided by Lee R. Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand shows a reconstructed skull and jaw of Australopithecus sediba.

Ever heard of TMJ? Its the Temporomandibular Joint in our jaw.

 
It's what allows us to talk, chew and even yawn, and can also be a big pain in the neck!

Studies find the key to inflammation may be in your kitchen

Studies find the key to inflammation may be in your kitchen
On the first day of spring in Germany a bumble bee collects pollen from a blooming crocus in the sun at a traffic island in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Looking for a natural anti-inflammatory? Look no further than your spice cabinet.

Feed your head...with fat?

Feed your head...with fat?

Fat is good. The right kind of fat, that is.

'Little miracle' makes Mother's Day special for Yakima mom

'Little miracle' makes Mother's Day special for Yakima mom »Play Video
Sandra Gonzalez holds little Zoe, who is now thriving after gaining weight.
Mother's Day weekend will be particularly poignant for a new mom who had to be airlifted to Seattle when she went into labor. Her baby daughter Zoe came when she was only 26 weeks pregnant.