Two individuals have filed federal lawsuits against Idaho contending the state retaliated against them after each informed officials that the Idaho Commission on Aging failed to properly distribute federal money.
Delaware health officials say the number of flu-related fatalities this season has risen to 26. … Click to Continue »
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Gov. Gina Raimondo established a working group she says will reinvent Medicaid by cutting costs and improving services in the state. … Click to Continue »
Officials in Northern California are warning Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for a second time this month that they may have been exposed to measles on trains. … Click to Continue »
A state-funded study launched in Alaska involves offering free pregnancy tests at 20 bars across the state. … Click to Continue »
Chile's government is rejecting an ailing 14-year-old girl's plea to let her "sleep forever." … Click to Continue »
A rare parasite found in snails and rats that can cause serious health problems in humans and animals is more pervasive in South Florida than previously thought, a new study has found.
A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. … Click to Continue »
The story of King Arthur and his knights is a familiar story in popular culture, although its legitimacy is often debated. But what if King Arthur and his Knights were real and their influence carried on throughout the ages?
UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. … Click to Continue »
Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose Friday to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers a package of fee hikes and money-generating ideas that could keep Louisiana's colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts that had been forecast next year.
Money will be returned by Friday morning to about 13,000 Washington health exchange customers who had double or triple their insurance premiums withdrawn from their bank accounts — four days after the problem was discovered, exchange officials said.
A company that sells contact lenses online has cleared its first hurdle in persuading the Idaho Legislature to ban manufacturers from cutting off retailers that don't sell their product at a set minimum price.
Derrick Rose will have surgery Friday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee, and a timetable for the Chicago Bulls star's return will be determined after the operation.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he remains committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated at the slow effort to put the law in place.
A proposal that would require drug offenders to get prescriptions before buying common cold medicines with pseudoephedrine will advance to the Indiana House for consideration. … Click to Continue »
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he had concerns about a bill defeated in the Legislature that aimed to increase vaccination rates among teenagers for the virus blamed for most cervical cancer cases.
OVIEDO, Fla. - Melissa Saelzer thinks she has found one way to attract more girls into technology careers: fashion. … Click to Continue »
Lauren Hill made it through a full basketball season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the type of brain tumor that will likely end her life. … Click to Continue »
Kentucky's public high schools would be expected to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students under a bill that has passed the state House. … Click to Continue »
An autopsy found no obvious trauma in the death of a 20-day-old boy whose body was found in a swampy region near the Sacramento River in Northern California, authorities said Thursday.
Academics at UNLV quickly scrapped the working title of a new institute — "Quantitative Health Sciences" — because it sounded too scientific. The public wouldn't get it. … Click to Continue »
For the second time this month, a campaign seeking to legalize marijuana in Ohio has failed to clear a state hurdle. … Click to Continue »
A Missouri lawmaker has criticized a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger's syndrome was beaten so severely that he was hospitalized. … Click to Continue »
Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been made is "incredibly fragile." … Click to Continue »
The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say they now know why it didn't protect young children against swine flu — the doses got too warm.
Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance?
Some things haven’t changed at Snead’s Corner Bar-B-Q on the corner of 171st Street and Holmes Road in Belton. … Click to Continue »
NEW YORK - The 112th annual North American International Toy Fair at the Javits Center offered something for every kind of kid - a Girl Scouts cookie oven for foodies, plush dolls from Disney-Pixar's "Inside Out" for movie buffs and a 4-foot tall, walking, talking robot for science geeks.