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  • Ryan faces major test in selling Obamacare repeal and replacement

    February 15, 2017 1:00 AM 19

    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) spent Tuesday on a door-to-door tour of the Capitol in hopes of salvaging his plan to repeal and largely replace the Affordable Care Act by spring. The day-long blitz comes as Republicans in Congress have made virtually no visible progress in recent weeks on overhauling the health-care system, according to interviews

  • Study: Youth flag football may not be safer than tackle

    February 14, 2017 5:31 PM 23

    Researchers have found that injuries are more likely to occur in youth flag football than youth tackle football. Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A new study from the University of Iowa Health Care has found that youth flag football may not be safer than youth tackle football. A team of UI researchers studied three large youth football leagues with nearly 3,800 participants

  • Human Gene Editing Receives Science Panel’s Support

    February 14, 2017 4:16 PM 16

    Because any genetic changes in human eggs, sperm and embryos, also called the germ line, can be passed on to future generations, the recommendation crosses a line that “many have viewed as ethically inviolable,” the report acknowledges. But in the last year, the report’s authors said, the techniques required to perform this sort of gene editing have passed

  • Hospital treats NICU babies, parents to special Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2017 3:09 PM 17

    The smallest patients at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City received special valentines on Tuesday from their parents and family members as part of the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program. The program, which helps families provide care for premature and critically ill newborns, also gave parents keepsake photos of their child dressed in Valentine’s

  • Mediterranean diet plus olive oil a boost to heart health?

    February 13, 2017 9:34 PM 22

    MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 -- A Mediterranean diet high in virgin olive oil may boost the protective effects of "good" cholesterol, a new study suggests. The study included 296 people, average age 66, at high risk for heart disease. They were randomly assigned to follow one of three diets for a year. The diets were: a traditional Mediterranean diet enriched

  • PetSmart recalls canned dog and cat food

    February 13, 2017 8:54 PM 18

    PetSmart issued a voluntarily recall for dog and cat food products due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets. The pet store issued the recall of The Great Choice Adult Dog Food first, on Thursday. The product was sold in stores nationwide, on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com and PetFoodDirect.com. The store then issued the recall

  • Meijer recalls two store-brand cheeses

    February 13, 2017 2:29 PM 22

    A group of prominent Mexican officials, legislators, and other political figures wants Mexico to resist President Trump’s deportation plans by assigning lawyers to fight cases in US immigration court, utilizing tough legal tactics that could jam up the workings of an already backlogged system. Monarca, as the group is named – after the monarch butterfly

  • Ohio reports at least 3 child deaths amid peak flu season

    February 13, 2017 1:19 PM 15

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say several children around Ohio have died of flu-related illnesses and hospitalizations continue to increase in the midst of what is typically peak time during flu season. The Ohio Department of Health says more than 2,000 people have been hospitalized with flu-related illnesses this flu season, which usually last from October

  • Rallies vs. abortion, aid to Planned Parenthood in U.S. include Naples

    February 12, 2017 8:47 AM 29

    Anti-abortion demonstrators held signs and rosaries Saturday in Naples to join a nationwide call for defunding Planned Parenthood. The rally began at 9 a.m. outside the Planned Parenthood building on Goodlette-Frank Road. It was one of multiple rallies against Planned Parenthood in 45 states. The rallies were led by the #ProtestPP coalition, made up of state

  • Anti-abortion protesters, pro-choice advocates rally in Kennewick

    February 12, 2017 4:26 AM 22

    A couple of hundred people took to opposing street corners in Kennewick on Saturday to express their viewpoints on Planned Parenthood and abortion. Cars honked up and down Columbia Center Boulevard as they passed the Defund Planned Parenthood rally and the counter-protest, Stand with Planned Parenthood. “Who’s going to stick up for (the unborn babies)