Health and Lifestyle News Health and Lifestyle News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2018 EarthLink Networks Inc. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:21:43 EDT Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:08:59 EDT 5 Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:21:43 EDT 20180815/1247082e-28aa-41e9-8cad-dd7b0f5468cb Associated Press Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:57:52 EDT 20180815/77dbcad2-94ed-494c-bbea-84ac32e5a656 By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:07:02 EDT 20180815/6e908431-26df-4564-9408-aa1b0bdb579e By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press 3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:38:18 EDT 20180815/03717f45-d021-407e-a1b5-a17870410c7a Associated Press Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:49:09 EDT 20180814/5a55369e-c6e2-4dac-a185-75d924b53c9c By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO and CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press