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It's no shock that some of these foods are considered healthful and others are not. Can you figure out which are which? Be ready to be surprised.
For the first time, the nation’s largest pediatricians’ group is saying it’s OK to allow children younger than two to be exposed to television, tablet…
Binge watchers, you may want to hit the pause button for this: watching TV has been linked to more belly fat — even for people who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
Use of supplements — including vitamins, minerals and herbs — has become a $32 billion industry.
"Pokémon Go" fanatics, rejoice! Your collection addiction may pay off in the long run, in the form of a longer life.
An exhaustive review of published studies on brain-training products incuding Lumosity, CogniFit and BrainHQ tests whether brain games can make you smarter.
For many of the runners in this weekend's Twin Cities Marathon, the reward for pushing themselves during the race will extend beyond the finish line in the form of a hidden perk: runner's high.
Warning: Playing with your cat could be hazardous to your health. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s…
Parents are scrambling to deal with children's fear of shots now that doctors say to avoid the nasal spray.
Amid rising fears about "superbugs" that are resisitant to antibiotics, hospitals are still overusing antibiotics to treat patients.
Doctors are urging parents to ditch the spoon in favor of an oral syringe to measure medicine for young children, arguing that using spoons often…
Heated debate over a TV pilot for the series reached a boiling point at the West Bank Block Party, when a protest ended with arrests and police pepper-spraying the crowd.
Once embraced with enthusiasm and worn with pride, fitness trackers are now winding up in the bottom of a drawer months later.
John Hodowanic never did anything halfway. The former editor of Twin Cities magazine and president of the World Press Institute threw himself into every job…
Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed "early to bed" for better health.
Playing through the pain of a concussion doubles your recovery time. It also could lead to more severe symptoms, according to new research.
Can yoga help ease Parkinson's disease symptoms? A University of Minnesota researcher aims to find out.
If you’re reading this while sipping your second — or more — cup of coffee today, blame it on your genes. Scientists say they’ve identified…
A group of heart doctors is calling on parents to stop indulging children's sweet tooths by curbing the amount of added sugars in their kids' diets.
Minneapolis massage therapist offers free services with a goal of relaxation and a supported immune system.
A local archive of home remedies offers a glimpse into centuries-old maladies and natural cures.
From knee socks emblazoned with cat tails to designer watches decorated with cat faces, even LBDs (little black dresses) with feline prints, the fashion on…
The majority of the clips shown at CHS Field were submitted by locals, organizers say.
Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps and other athletes are certainly making their mark. Large circular bruises are the tell-tale signs of a healing technique called "cupping."
It's a question that has stumped the greatest scientific minds throughout history: Why do women have orgasms?
Two municipal liquor stores closed early Saturday.
Malala Yousafzai followed in the evening by inspiring a much larger crowd, about 5,000 people — many of them girls — who packed Target Center to hear Yousafzai tell her life story.
Here's one more reason to consider cutting back on the soda: drinking too many sugary drinks on a daily basis has been linked to gallbladder cancer.
Nobel Peace Prize winner's Minneapolis appearance will include queries by three young Minnesotans.
These scorching dog days of summer are a reminder of the danger of heat-related illnesses. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are the main medical problems that…
Good news for parents who have struggled to get their kids to take their fingers out of their mouths: nail biting and thumb-sucking might have…
Despite an arid spring that kept the number of mosquitoes in Minnesota down this summer, recent downpours in parts of the Twin Cities have caused a sizable new crop of skeeters to hatch.
Watching your waistline? Pay attention to how thirsty you are, suggests a new study that found a link between poor hydration and obesity.
A whopping 40 percent of the most-popular sunscreens do not adequately protect against sun damage, new research shows. And on top of that, consumers…
With hundreds of sunscreen options on the market, making a choice can be mystifying and frustrating. Nearly 75% of products tested this year offered inadequate protection or contained harmful ingredients.
Women who eat a healthy diet are more likely to be free of physical limitations as they grow older, a new study says. Published recently…
An early ice-out on Minnesota lakes has led to an advance outbreak of swimmer's itch — an uncomfortable but harmless skin rash.
The annual pelvic exam — an invasive procedure that many women dread — may not be necessary for healthy women after all, a federal health task force advises.
Young men who visit their doctor every year may get routinely tested for many things — but HIV is often not one of them, a study has discovered.
Parents should stay mum when it comes to talking about their daughter’s weight or she may suffer from future weight problems, new research shows. Young…
A virus hiding in the saliva of a mosquito can hijack your body's first-responder cells and take a ride throughout your body.
"Forest bathers" head for the woods in search of a natural cure for the stresses of modern life.
Minnesota Muslims face backlash from terror incidents, campaign rhetoric.
Eleanor Zelliot, who inspired hundreds to learn about the history of South and Southeast Asia, died June 5 at her home in Randolph, Minn. She was 89 and had Parkinson's disease and multiple myeloma, said her longtime friend, Rosemary Moore.
Lack of sleep can make children cranky, as all parents know, but exactly how much shut-eye do kids need?
When it comes to fast food vs. fast casual restaurants, which one serves up more calories? The answer, according to a recent study weighing in…
According to a new study, social media junkies are more likely than their less social peers of developing body image and eating disorders.
We asked Dr. Stephen Dunlop at Hennepin County Medical Center for some tips on how to administer the maneuver when you suspect someone is choking.
Here's some good news for parents desperate for a good night's sleep: it's OK to let your babies cry themselves back to sleep. Really.
Keeping up with the hectic pace of modern life can be a real headache, but all that busyness also might be healthy for your brain.
Need another reason to hit the gym more often? It may help you stay cancer-free.
One of the most popular painkillers on the market may reduce not only our own hurt — it also might dull a sense of others' pain.
A Minnesota boy believed by many to be a reincarnated lama takes a key step along his predestined path.
Already, the new water filtration system built by Minnesota volunteers for the people of Cuba is a hit. “They keep running out of water,” said…
The rates of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — have doubled in the last 30 years, but finally there's some good news to report.
Others may cringe, but a Minnesota doctor delights in the strange allure of parasites.
Minnesota doctors weigh in on the latest federal guidelines on who should take daily aspirin.
New research suggests that the ability to hear ourselves chewing our food is an important cue that lets us know when we're full.
In a first, scientists can now see how the psychedelic drug compound, LSD, impacts brain activity.
The ever-widening income gap between the richest and poorest among us is also creating an expansive yawn in life expectancy.
Forty years ago, parents of babies with Down syndrome were often advised to put them in an institution. Then along came John E. Rynders, a…
Those lenses you rely on to help you see might be altering more than just your vision — they also might be changing the composition of bacteria on the surface of your eyes.
Using advanced technology that enables them to see the tiniest of objects, a team of researchers at Purdue University was able to get a detailed look at the virus structure.
Those who favor a plant-based diet may be hardwired that way.
If living healthy was a class, the vast majority of us would be flunking, a recent study found. Do you meet all four benchmarks for a healthy lifestyle?
The amount of sugar in many fruit juices and drinks made for children is “unacceptably high,” a British study says. Scientists at the University of…
New research offers a tantalizing hope that memory loss — a signature and heartbreaking symptom of Alzheimer's Disease — may be reversed one day.
The evidence that trendy sit-stand desks make you healthier is weak, according to a review of major studies on the subject.
Fitness monitors aim to improve health by boosting activity, but accuracy and motivation questions remain.
A juvenile driver suspected of stealing a cement truck led police on an unusual high-speed chase through Dodge County on Sunday.Police originally tried to stop…
A new study on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is generating a lot of discussion because of its revelatory finding — that August-born children are at…
After four weeks, 49 percent of the people who abruptly stopped smoking stuck with it, compared with 39 percent of those who quit gradually.
A gene has been known to play a role in determining hair color, but it is now believed to be linked to a loss of pigmentation in hair that happens as we age.
Transgender children whose parents allow them to live out their chosen gender identity tend to do as well psychologically as other children, new research shows.
Breast cancer has Pinktober, men’s health owns Mo-vember and heart disease prevention reigns in February. But on this Leap Day — the rarest of days…
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