Posted 11:58 AM 5/23/2013 by NBC News
The teen birth rate continues its decline, particularly among Hispanic teenagers.
The National Center for Health Statistics finds teen birth rates fell 25% between 2007 and 2011, hitting a record low.
Declines were steepest for Hispanic teenagers, averaging a 34% decrease.
States with the most significant declines were Arizona and Utah.
This downward trend in teen births began in 1991 and was briefly interrupted in 2006-2007.
Posted 10:12 AM 5/22/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
An experimental Asthma drug shows promise, but is a long way away from your local pharmacy.
In a three month trial, the drug decreased the number of Asthma attacks and other symptoms by 87% in adults who didn't get enough relief from other medications.
The drug works to block two inflammatory chemicals thought to contribute to Asthma. The drug is called Dupilumab.
Posted 9:28 AM 5/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among ICU patients on a ventilator.
Therapists put together a play list of each patient's favorite music, and allowed them to listen at any time throughout the day.
Five days later, these patients had anxiety scores 36% lower than those who had no music.
They also required two fewer doses of sedatives by the fifth day, than the usual care patients.
Posted 9:25 AM 5/20/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Researchers are finding new treatments for Asthma by looking in their pantry.
Experts at Columbia University tested purified ginger on airway muscle samples. They combined the ginger with common asthma medications and saw what happened when it was used on muscles that were constricted.
The samples that were exposed to ginger relaxed more than those not treated with ginger.
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