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UN Reports Decline in Cultivation of Some Drugs

Posted: 06/24/2009 - In its annual report on world drug use, the United Nations concludes that global markets for cocaine, opiates and marijuana are holding steady or in decline.

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HHS Secretary to Press Lawmakers on Health Care

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told lawmakers Wednesday that President Barack Obama is willing to listen to suggestions on how to pay for a health care overhaul, as long as they don't increase the deficit.

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Air Toxins Elevate Cancer Risk In 600 Neighborhoods

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods — including some residents of Illinois — are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of cancer.

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AP Sources: Cost Of Senate Health Plan Coming Down

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Officials say key Senate Democrats have whittled more than $400 billion off the cost of a health care plan that carried a $1.6 trillion price tag a week ago, and they continue to seek cuts.

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Congress Begins Health Care Reform

Posted: 06/23/2009 - House Democrats are pressing on with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat looks to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on the president's top legislative priority.

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Study Shows New Heart Implant Device Better Than ICDs

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Boston Scientific says a clinical study shows its heart resynchronization implant devices were better at preventing death or surgery due to heart failure than another popular type of device.

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51 Additional H1N1 Deaths Reported

Updated: 03/11/2011 - The World Health Organization says the global tally of deaths from swine flu has increased by 51 to 231.

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New HIV Map Finds Cases Heavy In Southern U.S.

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A new internet data map offers a first-of-its-kind, county-level look at HIV cases in the U.S. and finds the infection rates tend to be highest in the South.

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KU Hospital Plans New Building For Doctors

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The University of Kansas Hospital is scheduled to open a new six-story addition in 2011 that will house most of the doctors serving the hospital and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Doctors Signal They'll Work With President Obama

Posted: 06/18/2009 - President Barack Obama didn't exactly win over the nation's largest group of doctors with a personal appearance, but they're leaving the door open to a key part of his health overhaul.

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New KHPA Director Named

Posted: 06/18/2009 - The Kansas Health Policy Authority Board has appointed Andrew Allison as the agency's next executive director.

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