Health

Pediatricians say no fruit juice in child's first year

Pediatricians say it has "no essential role" in kids' diets.

Hospitals are checking to see if patients' cupboards are bare

Nearly 1 in 8 Americans live with some degree of food insecurity, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Patients may skip meds to keep food on the table.


At Bethel University, eight special students celebrate a milestone

First graduating class of Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development program is filled with pride and excitement.


Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.


Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Challenging pacemaker-placing method creates a more natural heartbeat


Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.


Woman indicted on charges of faking cancer to raise money

A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama woman on multiple charges that she falsely claimed she had terminal cancer to get thousands of dollars from family, friends and strangers.


11-year sentence for Woman in fatal silicone injection

A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections — including one that caused a woman's death.


Charges: Adult son killed parents with screwdriver

An Eden Prairie man with a history of mental health problems and methamphetamine addiction is accused of killing his parents with a screwdriver.


Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close.


The Latest: Prosecutor says nurse could have killed dozens

The Latest on a former nurse imprisoned in Texas who's suspected in the deaths of dozens of infants (all times local):


Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella.


Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.


GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

Republicans trying to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law are grappling with a hard lesson that vexed him: Quality health insurance isn't cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor.


Oh baby! DC zoo officials hoping to get panda pregnant

Zoo officials in Washington are hoping to get panda mom Mei Xiang pregnant — again.


How the AP-NORC poll on long term care was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on long-term care was conducted March 2-29 by NORC at the University of Chicago, with funding…


Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare for long-term care

A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


Widespread vaccination in pregnancy leads to fewer babies with whooping cough

Pregnant women who receive the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine have babies who are less likely to suffer from this highly contagious respiratory tract infection during…


Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday.