A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom had so much caffeine ove a two-hour span that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday.
Davis Allen Cripe died April 26 at Palmetto Health...
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM CDT
Diesel Pollution Worse Than Tailpipe Tests Estimate: Study
Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says.
That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths from...
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 08:10 AM CDT
What Namastes in Vegas: Yoga Makes Inroads in Gambling Mecca
Las Vegas isn't known for mind-steadying experiences. But as the city broadens the range of interests and wallets it appeals to, companies have carefully selected an array of unique, picture-perfect sites where...
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 07:06 AM CDT
School Districts Brace for Changes in Medicaid Distributions
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 06:33 AM CDT
Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases
Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.
The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 03:28 PM CDT
Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market
Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported.
NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 02:17 PM CDT
Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act
While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:48 AM CDT
Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers
Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized...
Scientists in North Texas have identified the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments.
Researchers from the University of Texas...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 08:04 AM CDT
Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows
Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory.
For 40 years...