Minnesota's health commissioner has until Dec. 1 to decide about adding moderate to severe chronic pain as well as macular degeneration to the list of

Minnesota group urges cannabis for chronic pain

The pain decision is significant because it could explode the state's number of cannabis users.

Can your cellphone you take everywhere make you sick?

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This Aug. 1, 2017, photo, shows a call log displayed via an AT&T app on a cellphone in Orlando, Fla. How worried should you be about getting sick from
"This is not about eliminating risk, it's about reducing risk," said Jonathan Eisen, a microbiologist.

When light is lethal: Moroccans struggle with skin disorder

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Fatimazehra El Ghazaoui, 27, raises awareness about her rare disorder, xeroderma pigmentosum. Patients, who often face discrimination and isolation, m
Xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, can make sun rays and other sources of ultraviolet light damaging to the skin and eyes.
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“She [is] an example … to see beyond her outward appearance and to what is going on in her mind.” Dr. Steven Koop, a longtime caregiver

Golden Valley artist is unable to speak but eloquent on canvas

Observers are often mystified by Kari Wagner as she paints, and not because she has cerebral palsy that prevents her from speaking or using her…
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FILE — A comforting hand, at a nursing home in the Bronx

AARP chief: How living to 100 changes our ideas about aging

"Close to 40 percent of our members say they want to continue working past traditional retirement age ... And we know that people who continue to work or even volunteer can live longer than people who don't."
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Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US

The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis…
Variety
August 24

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too.
Variety
August 24

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too.
Science
August 24
As rural ER patients increasingly default on their bills, hospitals are being pushed to close or to the brink. That tension has bled into small town c

Struggling rural hospitals fight patients who can't afford care

Patients who visit rural emergency rooms in record numbers are defaulting on their bills at higher rates.
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August 24

Mayo to close its La Crescent clinic in November

Mayo Clinic announced Friday that it will shutter its primary care clinic based in La Crescent, Minn., this fall and consolidate its health services…
Music
August 24
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2010 file photo, Eddie Money sings the national anthem before an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas and Missouri in L

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."
Science
August 24

Health briefs: Red meat is tied to breast cancer risk

  Researchers report that eating red meat is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, and eating white meat with a reduced risk. The…
Science
August 24
As evidence mounts that brain damage from Alzheimer’s begins years before people develop symptoms, worried patients and their families may start tur

A brain scan may predict Alzheimer's. Should you get one?

Some experts fear PET scans offer few benefits, at substantial costs.
Science
August 24
Viant, a medical device manufacturer, is located near densely populated neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Mich. Residents face high cancer risks from bre

Toxic air pollution exposes a half million Americans to cancer risks

Federal officials have refused to monitor air quality in other communities that stand out in the National Air Toxics Assessment.
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What's the best time of day to exercise?

Your body may react differently depending on what time you work out.
National
August 24

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swerves on economy, guns and migrants

President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama.
National
August 24
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Sup

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court.
Variety
August 24

Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California

A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles.
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Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition.
Variety
August 23

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health agencies announced Friday.
National
August 23

Florida Democrats fail to force special session on guns

Florida lawmakers won't be convening for a special session on guns after Democrats failed to win support to immediately address an "epidemic of gun violence" in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
Variety
August 23

The Latest: New Zealander with measles visited Disneyland

The Latest on a New Zealand girl who may have exposed Southern Californians to measles (all times local):
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August 23

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness.