- Creighton's Zierden is out with knee injury Updated: Mar-02-14 7:41 pm
- DNA blood tests show prenatal screening promise Updated: Feb-26-14 6:10 pm
- Feds: Company to pay $15.5M to settle fraud claims Updated: Feb-25-14 6:42 pm
- Authorities settle with NY radiologists for $15.5M Updated: Feb-25-14 5:38 pm
- Senate hopeful apologizes for Facebook posts Updated: Feb-23-14 8:08 pm
- Jazz study shows link between music and language Updated: Feb-19-14 5:06 pm
- Test could predict which teen boys get depression Updated: Feb-17-14 3:56 pm
- Doctor: DEQ employees not at risk of lead exposure Updated: Feb-17-14 2:22 pm
- Study disputes value of routine mammograms Updated: Feb-12-14 4:41 pm
- Virginia Senate votes to repeal ultrasound law Updated: Feb-11-14 5:23 pm
- Grant to aid research on black HIV/AIDS epidemic Updated: Feb-11-14 11:41 am
- Machine to aid cancer patients gets tryout Updated: Feb-08-14 1:28 pm
- Ill. officials urge testing for HIV-AIDS Updated: Feb-07-14 4:04 am
- Mo. Senate passes mammogram notice legislation Updated: Feb-06-14 1:18 pm
- Ky. Senate passes abortion bill Updated: Feb-05-14 6:02 pm
- NJ doctor convicted of receiving cash kickbacks Updated: Feb-05-14 12:31 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Reserve guard Isaiah Zierden of No. 9 Creighton is out indefinitely because of ligament damage in his right knee.
A DNA test of a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down syndrome and other common disorders, new research finds. If other studies bear this out, it could transform prenatal care by giving a more reliable, non-invasive way to detect these problems very early in pregnancy.
NEW YORK - A company operating diagnostic testing facilities in New York has agreed to pay $15.5 million in penalties to settle claims it falsely billed federal and state health care programs for tests never performed or not medically necessary.
ALBANY, New York - State and federal authorities report settling claims against Long Island-based radiologists for $15.5 million for billing Medicaid and Medicare for diagnostic scans investigators say were not ordered by a treating physician, not medically necessary or not performed.
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A tea party-backed Kansas radiologist who is trying to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent.
WASHINGTON - Jazz musicians are famous for their musical conversations - one improvises a few bars and another plays an answer. Now research shows some of the brain's language regions enable that musical back-and-forth much like a spoken conversation.
LONDON - A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says.
HELENA, Montana - Blood tests done on 97 state employees who had worked in the former National Guard Armory in Helena indicated they were not at risk of overexposure to lead, according to a doctor hired by the state.
A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Senate Democrats, enjoying a new majority in the upper chamber, voted Tuesday to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds.
PITTSBURGH - African-American men who have sex with other men typically are more conservative in sexual behavior than gay men in general. So why are they far more likely to contract HIV/AIDS?
ST. LOUIS - Two lung cancer patients in St. Louis are the first anywhere to get radiation therapy in a new machine that provides real-time clear imaging of their tumors.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois officials are sponsoring health education and testing events on Friday in recognition of National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Women with dense breast tissue would have to be notified about the need for additional screenings at their mammograms under legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant women.
NEWARK, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey doctor has been convicted of receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals.