Health

Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.


Appeals court blocks San Francisco warning law for soda ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law that requires a health warning on ads for sugary drinks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that the warning is misleading and may violate freedom of speech. It overturned a lower court ruling that rejected a request by...

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