By Chris Weller | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:23
A law passed in Texas in 2013 has closed two more clinics' doors this week, resurfacing the issue of vanishing service providers in rural areas.
By John Ericson | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:46
Prescription pills are responsible for more emergency room deaths than street drugs, but who keeps prescribing them to abusers?
By John Ericson | Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:02
Opening or expanding a casino is associated with a lower rate of poverty and childhood obesity, but at what price?
By John Ericson | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:02
Freddie Lee Hall's final appeal could influence the criteria state authorities use to evaluate a death row inmate's eligibility for capital punishment.
By Matthew Mientka | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:18
After hearing government officials talk about scientific evidence supporting the safety of childhood immunizations such as the MMR vaccine, many parents only felt more suspicious.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:32
A new study finds childhood adversity launches a lifelong process of relationship and health disadvantage for African-American men.
By Matthew Mientka | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:00
Spending on children by private health insurers and parents rose between 2009 and 2012, as job growth remained slow following the official end of the Great Recession.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:55
The NIH announced on Wednesday that the medical and genetic information of 78,000 adults would be added to a government database for researchers to observe and use in disease studies.
By Matthew Mientka | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:34
The White House now concedes Obamacare enrollment will not reach 7 million by the March 31 deadline for this year. Still, things are going better...
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 18:30
Patients are more likely to die after common surgical procedures when they are cared for in hospitals with heavier nurse workloads and fewer nurses with college degrees.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:33
Body mass index (BMI) has long been the go-to measurement for body fat and weight-related disease risk, but researchers are starting to challenge it, saying that other measures might be more accurate, like body shape index.
By John Ericson | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:00
The MMR vaccine has been linked to fewer hospitalizations for infections among children who receive it on time.