Posted: 02/07/2013 - New immunization guidelines released in January direct moms-to-be to get a dose of the vaccine after 20 weeks of pregnancy and before they deliver. Plus, the recommendation is to get the vaccine during each pregnancy.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - A new study shows that African-American children who have high levels of an environmental contaminant called phthalates are more likely to be obese.
Updated: 02/05/2013 - Edith Rodriguez and Pablo Ocegueda, students in South El Monte High School in South El Monte, Calif., were playing tug-of-war during a lunchtime spirit week activity when their fingers were severed by the rope.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - Results are out on the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem of bullying changes over time for gay teens.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on Feb. 4 showed that men who watched more than 20 hours a week of TV had almost half the sperm count of men who didn't watch TV at all.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found middle-aged adults who were in shape were significantly less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease by the time they reached 65 compared to their unfit counterparts.
Updated: 02/03/2013 - It is a day of celebration for one topeka girl and her family after a successful double lung transplant.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - Some products being recalled because child caps failed to function properly. Consumers should stop using the recalled products, U.S. consumer agency says, and little of the recalled products likely remain in stores or in homes.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - Stormont-Vail and KU Medical Center have teamed up for a study on whether helping patients quit smoking.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - A new study, however, says some long-held recommendations for winning the battle of the bulge are nothing more than myths.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - New research suggests "triggers" may not cause migraine headaches after all.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration's panel of drug safety specialists voted to subject hydrocodone drugs to the same restrictions as narcotics like oxycodone and morphine.
Posted: 01/24/2013 - More than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new "GII 4 Sydney" strain of norovirus since September.
Updated: 01/24/2013 - Health organizations want to ensure patients suffering a heart attack get the quickest response possible at smaller, rural hospitals.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - The four family members, who served as the New England Compounding Center's directors, received more than $16 million in wages and payments while in the midst of controversy over a meningitis outbreak.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - About 30 states have reduced mental health spending since 2008, when revenues were in steep decline, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In Kansas, funding has gone down 12 percent.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - A wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, over Junior Seau's death blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - Lung cancer risk leveled off in the 1980s for men but is still rising for women, according to a new study.
Posted: 01/22/2013 - Taiwanese researchers found measurable levels of the chemical additive in the urine of study group members eating out of a melamine bowl as opposed to a ceramic bowl.
Posted: 01/21/2013 - The first U.S. experiments with "brain pacemakers" for Alzheimer's are getting under way.
Posted: 01/21/2013 - A UC Berkeley study shows that poor sleeping habits may lead to couples feeling unappreciated.
Posted: 01/18/2013 - For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia, the CDC reported, which exceeds the 7.2 percent threshold used to measure an epidemic.
Updated: 01/18/2013 - Thirty states are reporting high levels of flu-like illness.
Posted: 01/17/2013 - Area health care facilities are taking precautions to protect patients and visitors from the flu.