The Minneapolis VA was one of 11 veterans’ hospitals to join a program to expand access to clinical trials and enable the entire system to improve o

Minneapolis VA boosts access to federal cancer trial

The prevalence of veterans with lung, prostate and bladder cancers makes it likely that the hospital will pursue studies in those areas, a VA doctor said.

Here are the numbers that matter to your health

July 20
Dietitians recommend that clients simplify food decisions by using a plate model, where you choose the right proportions of each food.
Twenty medical experts weigh in on what stats matters and which ones don't.

Here's what you should know before trying a home health test

July 20
23andMe, a genetics testing company, offers do-it-yourself kits.
Home health tests are regulated by the FDA, which provides a database of approved tests on its website.
Local
July 21
Understanding our ingrained behaviors when it comes to lines could affect everything from stock investing to medical treatments.

Turns out humans aren't the only ones that can't let it go

Mice, too, delay deciding, then can't shift gears even when better options emerge, University of Minnesota scientists report for first time.
Variety
July 21

Wisconsin researchers study genetic screening for Amish

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to expand newborn genetic screening for Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities in the state.
Variety
July 21

New Mexico man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear

Officials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he stepped outside.
Local
July 21

4 years after E. coli kills daughter, Minn. mom dies of same infection

Pelican Rapids pharmacist lost her daughter four years ago to an E. coli infection, then died from prolonged complications herself.
Local
July 20
Northwood Children's Services has opened a 48-bed psychiatric treatment center for children and adolescents in Duluth. It is the first of three such f

New children's psychiatric treatment center opens in Duluth

With a greenhouse and soccer fields, it is the first of three youth treatment centers designed to fill a critical gap in Minnesota's mental health system.
Local
July 20
This is a magnified image of the Legionnaires bacterium made from an electron microscope.

Legionnaires' outbreak at Albert Lea elder care facility sickens 2

Public health officials seeking source of infection at an elder care facility.
Variety
July 20

Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

Concussion experts would someday like to conduct the same amount of research on head injuries among military members as they've done for football players.
Variety
July 20

Bear cub burned by Colorado wildfire healing, gaining weight

An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight.
Variety
July 20

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.
National
July 20

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don't finish…
Variety
July 20

Wisconsin community seeks solution after string of suicides

Several suicides by young people in a Madison suburb have the community struggling to find ways to address mental health among its youth.
Variety
July 20
Ryan Deitsch, right, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks with Eve O'Neill following a town hall at the Mountain America Expo C

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support.
Variety
July 20
Choose foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, lean protein, healthy fats and antioxidants.

Want to stay young? Here's one way to take a bite out of aging

Certain foods help keep us feeling young.
Variety
July 20
The recent World Cup soccer tournament brought “carb rinsing” into world view. Many athletes, including England’s Harry Kane, were seen spitting

Athletes are drooling over the benefits of 'carb rinsing'

Tired soccer players washed out their mouths with a carbohydrate solution.
Science
July 20

Health briefs: Teens' use of digital media platforms may increase ADHD symptoms

  New research suggests that teenagers who spend more time toggling among a growing number of digital media platforms exhibit a mounting array of attention…
Science
July 20
An inside look from the Johnson Sea Link submersible.

Deep-sea sponges could be answer to finding new antibiotics

Scientists say deep-sea sponges may be answer to developing new medicines to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
Nation
July 19
Clonazepam (sold as Klonopin), diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) are among the most-sold drugs in a class of widely prescribed anti-anxiety med

Anti-anxiety pills could be the next U.S. drug epidemic, public health officials say

Sedatives are being overprescribed and come with risks, officials warn.
National
July 19

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts.
National
July 19

Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed.
National
July 19

Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.