Ben Lockhart is the health and human services reporter for the Deseret News.
Jan 11, 2019 6:30 pm MSTUtah study uses records dating to the 1700s to identify family trees for fountain of youth University of Utah researchers say that through examination of hundreds of thousands of genealogical records, they have identified certain family trees with noticeably impressive longevity among multiple distant relatives.
Jan 6, 2019 7:01 pm MSTGreg Hughes goes behind the scenes of Utah's medical marijuana compromise As he prepared to leave office as speaker of the House last month, Greg Hughes sat down with the Deseret News to discuss the successes and controversies behind Utah's medical marijuana grand compromise.
Jan 3, 2019 6:01 pm MSTWife of mayor killed in Afghanistan asks anyone 'moved by our story' to donate to veterans charity Jennie Taylor, wife of the late Utah National Guard Maj. Brent Taylor, the North Ogden mayor who died while serving in Afghanistan, implored Utahns to support veterans and their families by donating to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Jan 3, 2019 11:39 am MSTUtah researchers say study is breakthrough for examining low-functioning autistic youth Researchers say a newly published study authored by experts at BYU and the University of Utah represents a breakthrough in how to more adequately examine the brain activity of autistic youth who have low cognitive abilities.
Jan 1, 2019 8:36 pm MSTUtah agency claims VA 'overscreens' homeless applicants' addiction histories, leading to vacant beds The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City says it is seeking to change admittance regulations at the Valor House, a facility that provides apartment housing for homeless veterans, making access easier for those with a history of substance abuse.
Jan 1, 2019 5:17 pm MST'We got to zero and my phone went off': Utah's first baby of 2019 arrives shortly after stroke of midnight The first Utahn born in 2019 was Evolet Figuerola, who was born at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long.