The Senate Thursday approved legislation to expand a federal children's health insurance program for low-income families by $35 billion over five years, following House passage of an even larger increase of $50 billion.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the country's largest public health foundations, announced that it plans to spend $500 million to fight childhood obesity. The foundation's president outlines the program.
About 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and those who do not respond well to standard treatments face an especially difficult challenge. The NewsHour reports on test treatments that provide families some hope.
Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team, produced memorable cartoons like Yogi Bear and the Flinstones, passed away at 95. NewsHour reports on the man behind the cartoons and his beloved characters.
Tom Heidenberger, who lost his wife on American Airlines Flight 77 when it hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, shares his story in the third installment in a series about how 9/11 has impacted lives.
Guest NewsHour Essayist Nancy Gibbs of Time magazine talks about time passing in the summer.
For decades, far more U.S. males than females have been substance abusers, but the gender gap is now shrinking. An encore report looks at the growing dependency in woman and the approaches to treat the problem.
The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona discusses the report released Tuesday confirming that there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke. The report reveals that the only way to protect non-smokers is to ban smoking in public…
Antidepressants must now have a "black box" warning after researchers linked the drugs to increased suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.
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