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Kansas' Hispanic infant mortality increases, others decline

Some researchers worry about the increasing Hispanic infant mortality rate in Kansas as the trend moves in the opposite direction for babies overall in the state
Updated: 6 hours ago

Business Highlights

Business Highlights
Published: 05/17/18
Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

US births fell last year to 30-year low, a potential drag on the economy in coming years
Published: 05/17/18
US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

Last year saw the lowest number of U.S. births in 30 years, with birth rates declining not only for women in their teens and 20s but also women in their 30s
Published: 05/17/18

Utah says it will file lawsuit against OxyContin drugmaker

Utah is planning to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of the opioid OxyContin, claiming the company is responsible for high rates of overdoses and deaths
Published: 05/16/18
Lawmakers: Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales

Lawmakers: Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales

Lawmakers are accusing wholesale pharmaceutical distributors of missing signs of suspicious activity that resulted in hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills being shipped to West Virginia
Published: 05/08/18

Idaho has high rate of students exempted from vaccinations

For the 2016-17 school year, the childhood vaccination exemption rate in Idaho was 6.5 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Published: 05/06/18

'Deaths of despair' on the rise in Virginia

'Deaths of despair' on the rise in Virginia
Updated one month ago

Lawmakers review criminal-fighting progress, shortfalls

A recent decline in crime overall in Albuquerque has spurred questions among state lawmakers as to what's working within the criminal justice system to help reverse years of rising crime rates and what still needs to be fixed
Updated one month ago
Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients
Updated one month ago