Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought.
Merck and GlaxoSmithKline announced last week that they will drop HPV vaccine prices for some developing countries in an effort to battle cervical cancer. Read more »
A surprising new report questions efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying getting to super-low levels may not be worth the struggle. Read more »
Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other... Read more »
She broke ground for Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura. But Dr. Joyce Brothers, who died Monday at 85, was as well known for her ability to laugh at herself and her prodigious memory as she was for her expert... Read more »
Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery, and for years the choice was just having the lump or the whole breast removed. Now, new approaches are dramatically changing the way these... Read more »
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventive mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer. Here's a crash... Read more »
A man with Alzheimer’s was found safe Sunday after being reported missing the day before. The man's story hit close to home for families in Utah caring for loved ones with the same disease. Read more »
One of the best ways to fight wrong is with truth. Overcoming error starts with the facts. Truth does not have to be amplified or inflated to add power to its inherent might. Read more »
The Davis County Health Department has announced an outbreak of pertussis at Viewmont High School. Read more »
mit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at key facts in the case: Read more »
A 105-year-old Texas woman who worked a life of physical labor and mothered seven children revealed the secret to her longevity: bacon. Read more »
The Provo Police Department is partnering with the Utah Area Agencies on Aging and other organizations to host the first Elder Abuse Conference on Thursday, June 13, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Utah County Convention Center, 220 W.... Read more »
The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-second appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. Read more »
ROME — The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein... Read more »
Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China. Read more »
The 19-year-old seamstress who spent 17 days trapped in the rubble of a collapsed factory building said Monday that she will never again work in a Bangladesh garment factory. Read more »
Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama's health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn. Read more »
When Amtrak unveils the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it will mark what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability,... Read more »
The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-minute appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. Read more »
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon said she is in favor of a bill allowing the medical use of marijuana, explaining Sunday that testimony from seriously ill veterans and other patients helped change her mind. Read more »
The hot weather being enjoyed along the Wasatch Front also poses risks due to fast-moving streams carrying runoff from melting snow. Authorities are reminding people to be watchful of children and... Read more »
Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, and doctors are still fighting to save his shattered left one. He has second- and third-degree burns and a piece of... Read more »
Dr. Gregory Call, neurologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Stroke Program, and program coordinator Kelly Anderson, answered questions about strokes for this week's Deseret News Health Hotline. Read more »
The Komen Utah Race for the Cure was held in Salt Lake City Saturday. Read more »
In one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years, two car bombs exploded near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing 43 and wounding 140 others. Turkish officials blamed the attack on... Read more »
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Providing charity health care for Utahns was offered Tuesday as an alternative to the state accepting an expansion of Medicaid during a panel discussion sponsored by the Sutherland Institute. Read more »
The growing prevalence of Alzheimer's disease might be slowed if more people addressed symptoms of mild cognitive decline with a health care professional early on. Read more »
After the Gosnell abortion murder trial skidded to a conclusion this week, advocates on both sides have dug in their positions, while the thoughtful "mushy middle" finds itself flummoxed, but a... Read more »
Doctors in Salt Lake City will soon start clinical trials on an innovative prosthetic implant that could help thousands of veterans who have lost a limb. Read more »
Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese when they're adults, according to a new study. Read more »
Even though laws prohibit it, children and teens in Utah have access to and are using electronic cigarettes, and some state lawmakers intend to change that. Read more »
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are... Read more »
Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping... Read more »
Odds are that two of 25 kids (8.3 percent to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that he or she considered "mentally unhealthy," according to a... Read more »
The American Cancer Society — one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups — is 100 years old this week. Read more »
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help cover their child's health care needs. Read more »
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Read more »
Utah's legislative Health Reform Task Force discusses complicated terms and processes mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will continue to swing into effect throughout... Read more »
The state Division of Wildlife Resources is offering safety tips to prevent bears from being attracted to campsites so campers can avoid tragedy this summer. Read more »
Utah lawmakers intend to pursue legislation that would regulate the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and teens. Read more »
When it comes to meaningful reporting on education, the environment and the family, Deseret News reporters stand out in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more »
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians are taking their performances on the road this month to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's. Read more »
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