- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist Updated: Apr-28-16 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
- Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites Updated: Apr-22-16 9:04 am
NEW YORK - Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
- Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US Updated: Apr-20-16 9:47 am
NEW YORK - Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
- Officials concerned about decline in immunization rates Updated: Apr-13-16 4:52 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota health officials say they're concerned about a decline in the state's kindergarten immunization rates.
- UN: Biggest killer of kids in CAfrican Republic not bullets Updated: Apr-12-16 12:54 am
UNITED NATIONS - Three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic, the biggest killers of children aren't bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea, the United Nations said Monday.
- 'Dreamland' author speaks about New Mexico's opiate crisis Updated: Apr-11-16 10:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The author of an award-winning book that called attention to the nation's opiate epidemic on Monday described the resurgence of opiates, saying dealers used the framework of a pizza delivery system to peddle heroin while medical providers prescribed unprecedented levels of hydrocodone and other drugs for pain.
- Richest live longer but gap not as dismal in some US cities Updated: Apr-11-16 3:06 pm
CHICAGO - The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as wide in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities, a major study found.
- Wyandotte County continues work to improve residents' health Updated: Apr-10-16 1:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Seven years in to an effort to improve its poor showing on statewide surveys of resident health, Wyandotte County continues to rank near the bottom. But county leaders point to improvements in smoking rates, the teen birth rate and other measures to argue that the trend is in the right direction.
- Study: Life expectancy differs for Miami babies 1 mile apart Updated: Apr-10-16 3:01 am
MIAMI - A new study shows babies born just one mile apart in Miami face up to a 15-year difference in life expectancy.
- Ohio gets $7.5M for program aimed at helping moms, children Updated: Apr-02-16 3:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal agency says Ohio is getting about $7.5 million to support a voluntary home-visit program to help children get off to a healthier start in life.
- Pre-term babies have a better chance at survival today Updated: Apr-02-16 12:19 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - At age 11, A'Taliya Bass has already started to write her first book. She calls it "Forget the Looks," a collection of her thoughts about inclusion and acceptance.