WASHINGTON, D.C. — Health care providers nationwide have been told to watch for an increase in a respiratory illness among children after the outbreak of a rare and sometimes serious virus strain that has hospitalized dozens of youngsters in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — National spending on health care will continue to surge in coming years, but at a slower rate than the previous two decades, according to new government analysis of the nation’s $3 trillion health care tab.
NEWARK, Calif. — As police investigate a teacher whose profanity-laced Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts toward students, a San Francisco Bay Area teenager this week urged the school board to keep her on the job.
Which diet is the best for you? Whichever one you can stick with, according to a new meta-analysis of 48 different trials involving nearly 7,300 overweight and obese adults.
Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the groups say, last year fell to 90 percent below its 20-year average.
LOS ANGELES — They rumble by night, these bikers.
FERGUSON, Mo.— Police officers here began wearing body cameras over the weekend as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed teenager dead.
Anyone hitting the road for Labor Day weekend can take some solace at the pump.
FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a row.
What happens when you take about 50 sixth-graders and send them to a nature camp with no access to computers, tablets and mobile phones? A new study suggests that after just five days their ability to understand nonverbal social cues improves.
MIAMI — In the wake of national outrage over alleged police misconduct in Ferguson, Mo., Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday vowed to make “body cameras” mandatory for all county patrol officers.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Through her 20s and early 30s, pediatrician Kristie Manning was so neck-deep in medical school and training that she had no time to focus on having children. Still single, the Pleasanton, Calif., native isn’t ready to start a family by herself.
ST. LOUIS — News that Michael Brown was wanted as a robbery suspect could put a fresh light on his killing by a Ferguson police officer, a use-of-force expert said Friday.