- Poland approves child benefits to aid families, boost births Updated: Feb-11-16 9:14 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish lawmakers passed a new child benefit scheme Thursday which will give monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family.
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study Updated: Feb-09-16 1:36 pm
CHICAGO - Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction Updated: Feb-04-16 8:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.
- State proposes new fish consumption rule Updated: Feb-03-16 3:23 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.
- Utah conservatives vow to fight sex education bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Democratic lawmaker is pushing a measure that would expand sex education in Utah schools, but the proposal is a longshot: conservative groups have already vowed to fight it.
- Firefighter's death increases retirement rate in Cincinnati Updated: Feb-01-16 6:39 pm
CINCINNATI - Fire officials in Cincinnati say the retirement rate has increased since the death last year of a firefighter in the line of duty.
- Michigan's vaccination waiver rate drops after rule change Updated: Jan-28-16 5:21 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Fewer Michigan schoolchildren are getting immunization waivers, a drop that state health officials attribute to a year-old rule that requires parents to first talk with a local health department about the risks of not being vaccinated.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Jan-27-16 6:00 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Arizona rate of trauma deaths drops as state adds centers Updated: Jan-25-16 1:47 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona health officials say the state's rate of trauma deaths has dropped significantly as the number of trauma centers has risen across the state, particularly in rural communities.
- Change in health care law to impact free flu vaccinations Updated: Jan-15-16 8:32 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Health care providers worry flu vaccination rates will drop when the state Health Department stops offering free shots to about half of South Dakota children later this year.