Updated: 09/24/2013 - Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
Updated: 09/24/2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it will focus its attention on mobile medical apps that might harm patients if they do not work as intended.
Posted: 09/23/2013 - The "No More" survey, funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, found that despite the apparent scope of the issues, more than half of American's say they have never discussed sexual assault or domestic violence with their friends.
Posted: 09/23/2013 - A new study published Sept. 22 in Nature Neuroscience reveals that repeatedly exposing people to elements linked to things they are afraid of while they were deep in sleep helped them get over what was scaring them.
Updated: 09/23/2013 - Scientists discovered that people who had a type of virus-killing immune cell called CD8 T cells were more likely to avoid serious illness during the deadly pandemic. The discovery could help in developing a universal flu vaccine.
Posted: 09/18/2013 - AAA, AARP, KDOT and Stormont-Vail's Healthwise 55 are teaming up to offer the CarFit program Tuesday, Sept. 24. It takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the KDOT parking lot at SW 7th and Van Buren. The assessments are free, but an appointment is needed. Call 785-296-0845.
Posted: 09/17/2013 - Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will be at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to discuss the challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act on the state level.
Posted: 09/16/2013 - A study published Sept. 16 in Pediatrics shows that bullying can increase psychosomatic symptoms, or physical illnesses caused or spurred on by mental anguish.
Posted: 09/16/2013 - More than two million people in the U.S. get drug-resistant infections annually. About 23,000 die from these diseases that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics in doctors' arsenals.
Posted: 09/16/2013 - Experts are concerned that many women may have gotten the wrong message -- and opted for surgery that won't really help them.
Updated: 09/10/2013 - The Robohand is made from cables, screws, 3-D printing and thermoplastic.
Posted: 09/09/2013 - Researchers reviewed data on U.S. children, and determined 5 percent had severe obesity.
Posted: 09/09/2013 - Most breast cancer deaths happen to younger women who did not get regular mammogram screenings, new research shows.
Posted: 09/06/2013 - The FDA's new guidance, released Sept. 6 for consumers, notes that the long-term health risks of arsenic levels in rice remain unclear.
Posted: 09/05/2013 - Patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at hospitals in Cape Cod and New Hampshire. Medical equipment that may have been contaminated was used for patients' surgery, officials say.