In May 2018, Minnesota United goalkeeper Matt Lampson talked with Nathalia Hawley, 14, who was diagnosed with the bone cancer osteosarcoma when she wa

Duluth teen Nat Hawley's life was short, but her legacy lives on

Fundraising in memory of "Nat" Hawley could expand research of rare cancer that took her life.

Skipping eating before exercise may boost weight loss

June 22
Scientists from the University of Bath in England and other institutions recruited 12 healthy, active young men to study how breakfast and exercise in
The role of exercise in helping people to maintain, lose or, in some instances, add pounds is problematic.

Mutation used on genetically altered twins may also shorten life spans

June 20
A report warned that genetic tinkering can produce risks, citing the use of a mutation that can reduce HIV risk but that may also increase the risk of
The findings will likely intensify criticism that the researcher carried out an experiment on humans long before the science was ready.
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Missouri judge allows abortions to continue, for now

A Missouri judge on Monday ruled that the state's lone abortion clinic can continue performing abortions through Friday but kicked the clinic's lawsuit out of court.
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Jury awards more than $3M in Michigan bogus epilepsy case

A jury on Monday awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer.
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Suit: Generic drug makers used code to fix price increases

A lawsuit says representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and coordinate price increases.
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The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic license fight continues

The Latest on a dispute between the Missouri state health department and a St. Louis clinic over the clinic's license to perform abortions (all times local):
Quinn Nystrom of Baxter, Minn., looked over an insulin pen she purchased last month in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Diabetics turn to internet black market for insulin

Faced with soaring costs and insurance restrictions, Minnesota diabetics are turning to Facebook, eBay, Craigslist and other lesser-known markets where they can offer medication they no longer need and ask others for help.

Walgreens to provide drug disposal packets free to customers

Walgreens is making it easier for customers to dispose of unused drugs safely.The drugstore chain said Monday that it will offer at several thousand stores…

Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials

Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.

Supreme Court to review insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

In Depth: Wisconsin schools welcome safety improvement funds

Peter Warning pointed to the "156-L" written above his office door to illustrate what's different about school safety in Portage.

Liz Weston: 3 sites to help aging parents organize details

Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment…

Former Missouri football coach Pinkel says cancer returned

Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he is being treated for cancer again.

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency."
June 23
Demonstrators carry signs supporting the Medicare for All Act at a news conference in Washington, June 12, 2019. A new survey of the Democratic candid

Voters have health-care worries, but not the ones Democrats are discussing

Medicare-for-all. Medicare for all who want it. Health care as a form of freedom. As they campaign, most of the 23 Democratic candidates for president…
June 23

New Minnesota laws target marital rape, wage theft, opiates

Starting July 1, Minnesotans who rape their spouses can be charged with sexual assault, wage theft becomes a crime and drug manufacturers will help shoulder the state's costs of responding to the opioid epidemic.
June 23

Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Marti Poll knows she should see a doctor. Sometimes she has a severe tightness in her chest. She also has chronic sinus and ear infections.
June 23

In Wisconsin, cannabis and CBD users close as Main Street

In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They have driven 30-some miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse just to check out Kickapoo Kind, a shop established last summer in the heart of the state's politically liberal Driftless region.
June 22

2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election.
June 22

Small fire burns at oil refinery that shook with explosions

A very small fire is burning at the East Coast's largest oil refinery a day after explosions and a predawn blaze that shook homes, sent a fireball aloft and caused some minor injuries, company officials said Saturday.
June 22
“Enbrel could potentially safely prevent, treat and slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” said the document prepared for review by a Pfizer

Why didn't Pfizer tell the world its blockbuster drug could prevent Alzheimer's?

Pfizer's deliberations, which previously have not been disclosed, offer a rare window into the frustrating search for Alzheimer's treatments inside one of the world's largest drug companies.
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In this Nov. 15, 2006 file photo, Michael Jackson performs at the World Music Awards in London.

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.Most are no…