- SC agrees to refund $1.6M it owes feds under Medicaid Updated: May-05-15 8:08 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A new report shows that South Carolina has agreed to repay the federal government $1.6 million it overcharged under a special Medicaid program.
- Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am
ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.
- Governor plans to sign bill fighting prescription drug abuse Updated: May-05-15 6:32 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to sign a bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and making it easier to access medicine that can reverse potentially deadly overdoses.
- K-State researcher finds exercise aids in cancer recovery Updated: May-05-15 5:04 am
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or a light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments.
- Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning Updated: May-04-15 11:01 pm
Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.
- Minnesota moves to help farmers whose flocks hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers moved quickly on Monday to help turkey farmers beset by a deadly and growing outbreak of bird flu, putting together a patchwork of loan programs and emergency response funding to cover farmers' losses.
- Nevada bill would define obesity as chronic disease Updated: May-04-15 6:53 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Obesity could soon be defined as a chronic disease, and Nevada officials would be required to compile an annual report about what's being done to fight it in the state.
- Audit: Louisiana has long wait list for Medicaid services Updated: May-04-15 6:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's elderly and developmentally disabled wait longer than people in other states to get community-based services through Medicaid, according to a report released Monday by the legislative auditor.
- Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10 Updated: May-04-15 6:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising.
- Bird flu virus found in 4 more Iowa poultry operations Updated: May-04-15 6:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa, bringing the total number of poultry that must be killed in the state to more than 19 million.
- Ebola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short Updated: May-04-15 5:52 pm
DALLAS - The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.
- Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola Updated: May-04-15 5:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.
- Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis Updated: May-04-15 5:25 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois' new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advisory board agreed to Monday.
- Bird flu strikes biggest Minnesota farm yet; 1.1M chickens Updated: May-04-15 3:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Bird flu has struck its biggest operation yet in Minnesota - a farm with over 1.1 million chickens in Nicollet County of south-central Minnesota.
- NY woman who ran cancer scam gets prison after failing rehab Updated: May-04-15 3:40 pm
RIVERHEAD, New York - A suburban New York woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin habit is headed to prison.
- State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning Updated: May-04-15 3:29 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.
- Dayton behind loan proposal for farmers hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 2:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he's behind a move to offer loans to Minnesota poultry farmers hit hard by bird flu.
- Iowa sees big drop in people diagnosed with HIV Updated: May-04-15 2:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa public health officials say the number of new HIV diagnoses fell dramatically last year, but it's too soon to tell if the drop represents a sustained trend.
- Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant Updated: May-04-15 1:07 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.
- Teen's battle with disease a daily routine of drugs, therapy Updated: May-04-15 9:08 am
CLINTON, Indiana - Kierstin Ritchey may look like a typical teenager, but she has been dealing with a "quiet disease" all her life.
- Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom Updated: May-04-15 5:40 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom.
- Horses being tested for equine infectious anemia Updated: May-04-15 5:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee state veterinarian's office says officials are testing additional horses after four tested positive in West Tennessee for equine infectious anemia.
- Health Dep't confirms outbreak of respiratory illness Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
FORT MYERS, Florida - The Florida Department of Health is confirming a Lee County outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea.
- Judge: Man convicted in child's death not mentally disabled Updated: May-03-15 7:01 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - A man convicted in 2004 of raping and murdering a 4-year-old girl does not have an intellectual disability that would bar his execution, a Calcasieu Parish judge has ruled.
- Canadiens' Desharnais misses Game 2 vs. Lightning with flu Updated: May-03-15 5:59 pm
MONTREAL - Montreal center David Desharnais was scratched from the lineup Sunday night for Game 2 of the Canadiens' playoff series against Tampa Bay because of the flu.