A Richmond company has developed the Innovation of the Year for a statewide software competition.
A 3-year-old autistic boy will get to keep his backyard chickens thanks to a decision by the DeBary City Council.
Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
A senior state official who was involved in the replacement of New Mexico behavioral health services providers whose Medicaid funding was suspended is stepping down.
Plans are under way to build a new $28 million children's hospital in Savannah.
Coquille police say a young man broke his leg after stepping into a beaver trap near Sturdivant Park.
Two universities are expected to sign a deal Thursday to bring a veterinary medicine program to Alaska.
Polk County's health department is reporting a spike in the area's number of syphilis cases.
Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant has a new chief executive officer.
A San Francisco Bay Area school district has agreed to an $8 million settlement with the families of eight special education students in an alleged teacher abuse case.
An Arizona man who refused to identify his accomplice in a pot robbery in Oregon that left one man wounded has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
Spend a couple of minutes with paternal twins Tyler and Trevor Parrish and you forget both are in wheelchairs.
A number of programs to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder that were developed in White River Junction are now being used throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital network, including some that are now in use by civilian treatment providers, a top VA official said Thursday.
Do you keep a close watch when you hand over your credit card?
Public health officials in suburban Houston say the H1N1 virus was the cause of a man's recent death but they're still investigating a mystery illness that has killed three others and sickened more.
The Arkansas Community Health and Education Foundation is chipping in $32,000 to fund a patient simulator for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's nursing department.
California health researchers have discovered the first new strain of botulism in four decades, but decided to withhold publishing the genetic code because of bioterrorism concerns.
Kentucky lawmakers reacting to a surge in heroin overdose deaths said Thursday they will push for legislation next year calling for tougher punishment for high-level traffickers and more treatment for addicts of the dangerously addictive drug.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will buy out Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s stake in their partnership to develop and sell diabetes drugs in a deal worth $4.1 billion — seizing an opportunity to serve the projected explosion of patients suffering from the disease.
For Shawnee Smith, landing on the doorstep of the Addictions Rehabilitation Association was a last chance.
A federal judge was expected to wrap up hearings Thursday on the last of four legal challenges to the way California treats mentally ill inmates, months after he rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to end court oversight of prison mental health programs.
A $429,000 federal grant will allow Indiana University to expand research to detect sports-related concussions to more sports.
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A New York trooper killed during a 2011 traffic stop is being honored for continuing to help people after his death through cornea and tissue donations.
Wildlife authorities have positively identified a bear that mauled a woman who was walking her dogs earlier this month in a suburb of Orlando, Fla.
U.S. health authorities have issued a travel advisory for the French Caribbean dependency of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne viral disease that is apparently being spread locally at the start of the winter tourist season.
An Oregon medical marijuana patient whose hashish was seized during a Washington County arrest can get it back. That's the ruling from the state Court of Appeals.
Dolphins living in one of the areas worst hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were in bad shape a year later, with lung problems consistent with exposure to oil, according to a study assessing damage from the spill.
Kentucky State University has started initial work on a food and nutrition project in the Jefferson County area.
A new agreement between Nebraska health care groups and insurers will help doctors' offices focus more on preventative treatment, quality care and helping patients tend to themselves, supporters said Wednesday.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakotans should consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Washington state is looking at a major overhaul of its medical marijuana system, with regulators on Wednesday calling for banning collective pot gardens, heavily taxing cannabis used for medical purposes and other changes.
The annual fee for a medical marijuana patient in Colorado is dropping by more than half, to $15 a year.
Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's secretary of health and human services will serve another term to help his new Democratic boss attempt to persuade a divided General Assembly to expand Medicaid.
A McDonald's restaurant that served burgers and fries for years in a central Indiana children's hospital is closing its doors amid the hospital's growing emphasis on offering healthier fare.
A Northern California hospital has agreed to keep on life support a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead after having surgery to remove her tonsils.
A study assessing damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill said dolphins in a heavily oiled Louisiana bay were in bad shape a year later, with lung damage consistent with exposure to oil.
An Illinois health care coalition has been awarded a $7 million federal grant to set up a clinical data research network.
A couple has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh rabbi, alleging that he seriously hurt an 8-day-old infant during a circumcision ceremony.