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Health officials probe cause of suspected botulism at picnic

Published Apr. 23 2015

Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected...

Fla. governor will sue Obama over hospital money

Published Apr. 17 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding federal money for hospitals that serve...

Govt. clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

Published Apr. 17 2015

Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing...

Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Published Apr. 16 2015

Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare...

FDA panel opposes dropping warnings from tobacco pouch

Published Apr. 11 2015

Government advisers recommended against a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes...

3D print technology provides "robohand' to 7-year-old girl

Published Apr. 3 2015

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

Published Mar. 27 2015

Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts,...

Farmers fund research to produce gluten-free wheat

Published Mar. 25 2015

Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

Coke a good snack? Health experts who work with Coke say so

Published Mar. 18 2015

Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the...

New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

Published Mar. 15 2015

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry...

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Published Mar. 15 2015

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign...

Bird flu detected in northeast Kansas

Published Mar. 14 2015

Bird flu has been detected in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks in northeast Kansas.

Officials: Listeriosis not cause of 3 deaths, but factor

Published Mar. 14 2015

Kansas health officials say a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products may have been a contributing...

FDA: 3 people die from foodborne illness linked to ice cream

Published Mar. 13 2015

Officials say three people have died after developing a foodborne illness linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

A group effort from CrossFit to yoga

Published Mar. 8 2015

Shelby Penno tries to do "a little bit of everything" with her workouts. Penno is one among many who enjoy...

Missouri officials investigate bacteria as cause of deaths

Published Mar. 6 2015

The Missouri health department is investigating whether a staph bacteria caused the deaths of two St. Charles County residents.

Barnes leads push to expand telehealth services, make Medicaid more efficient

Published Mar. 1 2015

A Missouri House bill would allow Medicaid patients to telecommute with specialists, saving them the cost of travel. With the...

Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

Published Mar. 1 2015

A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a...

Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

Published Feb. 26 2015

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas...

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

Published Feb. 16 2015

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention...

Snag affecting health law sign-ups gets a fix

Published Feb. 15 2015

A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for President Barack Obama's health care law has been fixed, officials...

Millions in health coverage gap seek to avoid tax penalty

Published Feb. 15 2015

Stephanie Daugherty earns too much from her part-time job at a doctor's office to qualify for Medicaid, but not...

Johnson & Johnson projects aim to spot who'll get a disease

Published Feb. 12 2015

Imagine being able to identify who is likely to develop a particular disease - and then stop the disorder...