One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall."
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday. 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 »
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 »
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera musicians are taking their performances on the road this month to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's. Read more »
This simple and unique dish combines three ingredients into a tangy and tasty side dish. Cauliflower takes on new flavors and will end up being the hit of the meal. 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 »
UTA’s annual Bike Bonanza will be held this Friday, May 17, at the Gallivan Plaza. The Bike Bonanza is designed to educate families about bike safety and bicycling as a green transportation... Read more »
Utah lawmakers intend to pursue legislation that would regulate the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and teens. Read more »
A former emergency room technician at Logan Regional Hospital charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious patient has pleaded guilty. Read more »
By attaching an $8 lens to his iPhone with a piece of double-sided tape, Canadian doctors produced a field microscope that can be used to diagnose intestinal worms in low resource settings. Read more »
Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Read more »
Suicide rates among middle-aged American men and women increased 28.7 percent over the first decade of this century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The twin questions... Read more »
Genetic testing can result in a reduced risk of breast cancer, and movie star Angelina Jolie is helping increase awareness of the prevalent disease, following her announcement of a double mastectomy. Read more »
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 »
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Six years after conquering meth, Kandice Spencer is still going strong, living a full drug-free life with her family. Not everyone is so fortunate. Meth is a continuing menace to young mothers,... Read more »
A mother and her boyfriend were charged Friday with abuse or neglect of a disabled child after the 9-month-old suffered facial burns. Read more »
One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer field. Read more »
Tara Roweton said Thursday it "feels great" to graduate from family dependency drug court. It's a big step on her quest to have a happy, stable life for her and her son. Read more »
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. asked a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer... Read more »
Residents in Plymouth have been advised not to drink the water after E. coli was detected in the water supply. Read more »
A new revolutionary treatment is changing the face of the devastating disease known as cystic fibrosis. Read more »
A new revolutionary treatment is changing the face of the devastating disease cystic fibrosis. A drug recently approved by the FDA called Kalydeco appears to be holding the disease at bay. Read more »
A long-awaited report highlighting the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion in Utah was released by the state's health department Thursday. Read more »
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is challenging the part of the federal health care law that requires for-profit companies to offer employees health coverage that includes products the business owners find... Read more »
Researchers at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray have found major benefits for consumption of vitamin D after exercise. Read more »
Teen birth rates in the United States fell to a record low in 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decrease was especially sharp among Hispanic... Read more »
America and other developed countries are facing a new epidemic: suicide. The Daily Beast reports the number of suicides in the United States has increased every year since 1999 and looks to... Read more »
Babies predominantly fed formula for the first six months were 2.5 times more likely to be obese by age 2 as babies whose mothers breast-fed. Introducing solid foods before 4 months of age... Read more »
Although a new study shows 79 percent of Americans believe the American Dream is alive, there appear to be a few contradictions in some of their other responses. Northwestern Mutual released data... 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 »
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 »
Intermountain Healthcare launched a new system that tracks cumulative radiation exposure from medical exams. 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 »
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