The nutritional benefits of DHA on brain and eye development are widely known in the health community, but now researchers on the KU campus have been awarded $2.5 million from the National Institute of Health to take their study of 350 pregnant women to the next level.
About 220 troubled young Kansans who have been diverted from psychiatric residential treatment facilities were the subject of a joint hearing before two House committees.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration expects to decide this summer which private companies will manage the state's $2.9 billion Medicaid program.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has formally submitted an executive order to legislators to reorganize three state agencies that deal with social services.
The state's largest insurance company says it will not bid to be part of Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.
Pfizer Inc. is recalling 28 lots of birth control pills after uncovering a packaging error that could leave women with an inadequate dose of the hormone-based drugs and raise the risk that they will get pregnant accidentally.
The KU Scale Down Challenge is a 10 week competition that starts February 1. It’s an initiative to get folks to lose weight, exercise and adopt healthier lifestyles. Participants will be weighed weekly and at the end of the competition, the person who loses the greatest percentage of body weight can win up to $1250.
Some Manhattan High students were hospitalized this week after abusing cold medicine to get high. Students we talked to in Lawrence haven't heard of kids abusing medicine here, but DCCA Spokeswoman Jen Jordan says Lawrence is not stranger to this sort of activity.
A medical marijuana bill is introduced year after year in Kansas, but never really goes anywhere. Supporters of House Bill 2330 are hoping this year will be different.
Members of Kansans for Vaccine Rights provided testimony before the House Health & Human Services Committee this afternoon at the Capitol. The group is fighting for the passage of HB 2094, a bill that would allow parents’ personal beliefs to be added to the list of childhood immunization exemptions.