House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy
The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.
Powdered alcohol coming soon to liquor stores
A company called Palcohol recently got approval from the federal government to sell powdered alcohol.
New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas
Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul.
Study: Girls view sexual violence as normal
New research from the journal Gender & Society shows girls view sexual violence as a normal part of life.
'Super' treatment for boy with chest condition
If there's ever a way to make a kid feel better about a physical condition, it's turning him into a superhero.
Winning the war against picky eaters
For many parents, getting kids to eat healthy foods is a lifelong battle. So how do you win the war with picky eaters?
US diabetic heart attacks, strokes falling
Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from diabetes are plummeting.
Nationwide organ share program takes off in KC
They call it "kidney swap." It's a nationwide system to trade organs and it's growing in popularity right here in Kansas City.
Sixth grader dies of bacterial meningitis
Louisburg Middle School sent out a release that sixth-grader Aaron T. Willard died on Wednesday from the strain.
Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation that will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for some services for…
DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups.
KU student has tuberculosis
University of Kansas officials say a student with tuberculosis is expected to make a full recovery.