Laura’s Recent Stories
Health Aug 28There’s a new global ranking of gun deaths. Here’s where the U.S. stands
Half of all gun-related deaths in 2016 occurred in six nations -- Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala.
Health Aug 17What will it take to reverse childhood obesity? More than a single solution
A recent study highlights how complicated childhood obesity continues to be, as the United States scrambles to address one of the greatest risk factors for chronic illness, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease, later in life.
Health Aug 16FDA approves first generic rival to EpiPen
In a released statement, the FDA said Teva Pharmaceuticals USA could market their version of the auto-injectors to deliver cheaper versions of life-saving epinephine after an allergic reaction.
Health Aug 13Promoting the HPV vaccine doesn’t lead to more teen sex, study shows
Half of U.S. states have not implemented policies to promote the vaccine, which scientific research shows can effectively prevent cancers caused by HPV infection, according to the CDC.
Health Aug 10Why is so little global funding devoted to adolescent health?
Adolescents make up a quarter of the population in developing countries, but on average receive less than 2 percent of all global health funding, according to a new report.
Health Aug 09How wildfires can threaten your health
If you smell smoke, you're already exposed.
Nation Aug 07Where do young Americans stand on guns?
Safety is a growing concern among young Americans when it comes to guns.
Health Aug 03Most babies aren’t breastfed in their critical first hour of life, study shows
“These low global rates of early initiation of breastfeeding are evidence of a massive missed opportunity worldwide,” the report said.
Health Aug 01Trump lifted restrictions on ‘short term’ health insurance plans. Here’s what that means for consumers
Some health care experts caution that these plans, while cheaper, may ultimately lead to dropped coverage or none at all, if the person is confronted by an unexpected illness or accident.
Health Jul 31Trump’s proposed changes to Title X could limit access to abortion
Here’s a look at these Title X programs, how the government wants to change them and what advocates plan to do next.