ST. LOUIS — Maternity care providers nationwide are on high alert for life-threatening vitamin K deficiencies in newborns, at the same time they are seeing more parents refusing a routine preventive injection.
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LOS ANGELES — “12 Years a Slave” and ” Lee Daniels’ The Butler” earned a total of seven nominations Wednesday for the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, solidifying their status as front-runners as the road to Oscar gold begins in earnest.
Before there was a “Quincy M.E,” a “CSI,” or a “Bones,” there was a fictional character who set the standard for all those forensic heroes to follow: Sherlock Holmes.
LOS ANGELES — A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can’t find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he’s won some money, but he hasn’t.
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for women before them.
Washington residents recycled more than 4.4 million tons of material last year, an amount equal to each person recycling 3.5 pounds of material daily.
There’s no doubt eating organic food can reduce your exposure to pesticides, but the jury remains out on whether organically grown food is inherently more nutritious than food produced using the full chemical armory of conventional agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patty Murray has to think big while also thinking local, and that means curbing federal spending while keeping federal dollars flowing back home.
A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a dismal start in October, the number of people who enrolled in health coverage on the troubled HealthCare.gov website more than quadrupled in November, according to new figures from the Obama administration.
When a Pierce County judge declared last spring that it was unconstitutional to put involuntarily committed residents in emergency rooms, officials successfully pleaded for a delay in the ruling so they could “think about” new ways to “attack the problem” of not having enough treatment beds for mentally ill residents.
Patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy are unlikely to see any additional benefits from surgery or radiation therapy, according to leaders of a new clinical trial.
Evangeline Lilly says she used to dream of being a wood elf. And now she is one.
“Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy” by Eri Hotta; Knopf (352 pages, $27.95)
AUSTIN, Texas — Conjure the image of John Brown in your head and you see the fearsome emancipator, a righteous prophet who gave his life to fight slavery with the Harpers Ferry raid of 1859. The Union turned his death into a rallying cry with the anthem “John Brown’s Body.” His soul is marching on.