Updated: 7:36 AM The U.S. teen birth rate fell 25 percent over five years to a record low of 31 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: 11:43 PM Alabama health officials say a mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in the southeastern part of the state. In a statement, Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Mary McIntyre says seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Posted: 5:11 AM Doctors tell people with a heart-zapping device in their chests to give up intense sports like basketball and soccer in favor of golf or bowling. But lots of patients ignore that advice -- and now new research is challenging it.
Posted: 5:06 AM The decade-old law that transformed the battle against HIV and AIDS in developing countries is at a crossroads.
Posted: 7:39 AM Lawmakers are planning to review why few Nebraska students who receive free and reduced-price lunches also participate in the federal funded breakfast program.
Updated: 6:53 AM A proposal to increase mental health services for children throughout Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.
Posted: 4:16 PM Does your child often seem sad, tired, restless or out of sorts? Does he or she spend a lot of time alone? Have low self-esteem? Have trouble getting along with family and friends?
Posted: 7:25 AM A rock song says music can soothe the soul but hospitals are finding it can help premature infants and other sick babies, too.
Posted: 7:15 AM Global health officials say a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to two health care workers in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Posted: 7:11 AM There's a new version of the world's most widely used psychiatric manual, and it's already getting lots of criticism.
Posted: 6:41 AM A surprising new report questions how sharply Americans should cut back on salt.
Posted: 6:37 AM Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery. For years the choice was whether to remove just the cancerous lump or the whole breast.
Posted: 6:34 AM U.S. health officials say last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths. The final tally reported Monday was 286 deaths -- or two more than the record set in 2002.
Posted: 6:30 AM The government has halted a study testing treatments for a condition in the brain that can cause strokes.
Updated: 10:10 AM Some specialists reacting to the latest study on bed rest for troubled pregnancies are calling on doctors to refrain from assuming that taking it easy can't hurt a pregnant woman. Doctors have known for years that there's no good evidence in favor of bed rest and the latest research suggests that not only does bed rest not prevent premature birth in troubled pregnancies, it may make things worse.
Posted: 4:30 AM Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding meant to offset the cost of covering the uninsured next year. The loss that will be especially felt in states where lawmakers have decided against expanding Medicaid coverage. According to rough estimates released Monday by federal health officials, cuts could jump to $4 billion in 2020,
Posted: 7:49 PM This marks the third consecutive year Saint Francis has received the award.
Updated: 4:27 AM Consumer alert: If you or someone you know needs costly medications and you're hoping President Barack Obama's health care law will meet the need, you may be in for a surprise. Where you live could make a huge difference in what you'll pay.
Posted: 7:03 AM Spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. fell for the first time in more than five decades last year.