Washington senators urge Biden to protect reproductive rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are calling on President Joe Biden to enact immediate federal action to protect reproductive rights in the United States.  They joined several of their colleagues in writing a letter to…

Washington hospitals seeing more pregnant COVID patients

The coronavirus pandemic is filling hospitals at an “alarming” rate and continuing to strain health care workers, Washington state health officials said Monday. And for the first time during the pandemic, hospitals are also seeing large numbers of sick pregnant…

King County to pay $1.5M over pregnant mother shot to death

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a young pregnant Muckleshoot mother of three fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies. Renee Davis’ death,…

Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive?

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby.

Another orca sick, others pregnant

Another orca is sick and several others are pregnant in the critically endangered family of southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. 

Having 5 or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk by 70%, study finds

Women who have given birth five or more times may be 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer's later in life than those who have fewer births, according to a new study of more than 3,500 women in South Korea and Greece. Even women without dementia who had given birth five or more times scored lower on a commonly used cognitive test than those with fewer children.

Want to get pregnant? Cut down on fast food, eat more fruit

A healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy as during it. Women who eat more fast food and those who eat very little fruit take longer to get pregnant than women who include several portions of fruit in their daily diets, according to a study published Friday in the journal Human Reproduction.