Rochelle Ness of Coon Rapids, who has a high-deductible insurance plan, owes about $25,000 in medical bills after treatment for breast cancer.

Women with high-deductible plans more likely to delay cancer testing, treatment

The findings underscore the danger to consumers required to shoulder a greater share of those costs.

Americans feel more anxious now than last year

May 24
Financial fears came to secondary to safety ones.
The country's "national anxiety score," has gone up five points in a year, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Discovering new purposes for existing drugs rely less on luck, more on tech

May 24
FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., he
It could lead to treatments for neglected diseases.
TV & Media
1:20am

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

There's usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs.
Science
May 24

Health briefs: Male depression linked to infertility

New research in the journal Fertility and Sterility suggests that a link between mental health and fertility may exist for women and men. The study…
National
May 24

Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's intellectually disabled, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.
Books
May 24

Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck dies at 84

Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died.
St. Paul
May 24
The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s -St. Paul is the latest in the construction boom of mother/baby centers in the Twin Cities.

Architects, designers collaborate with local medical executives on new buildings

The boomlet of mother/baby centers in Twin Cities illustrates the new ideas.
National
May 24

Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan.
State + Local
May 24
Officials with Wayside Recovery Center, which operates two drug treatment centers in the Twin Cities, said they would double their number of beds if t

Minn. seeks expanded Medicaid dollars for drug treatment

It would help make services available to more low-income people who have been disproportionately affected by the escalating opioid epidemic.
West Metro
May 24

Hennepin County's criminal justice leaders look at new ways to tackle opioid crisis

County criminal justice leaders mull ideas that have worked elsewhere in U.S.
Variety
May 24

Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.
Variety
May 24

St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreach

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach.
Variety
May 24

Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health…
National
May 23

No stay of ruling that tossed California assisted-death law

An appeals court on Wednesday refused to block a court decision that said a California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives was passed illegally.
Local
May 23
Physicians who treat patients with high blood pressure received some assurance Wednesday that their efforts to apply new national diagnosis guidelines

New blood pressure guidelines are saving lives, helping physicians

Minnesota doctors say a new study in JAMA Cardiology will help them apply 2017 guidelines and advise patients.
Variety
May 23

Nurse who sued hospital for retaliation awarded $28 million

A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black colleague and has awarded her $28 million.
Variety
May 23
Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potential

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.
National
May 23

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.
National
May 23

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns.Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal…
Variety
May 23

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked…
National
May 23

The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA

The Latest on the Senate vote on a bill to expand private care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (all times local):
World
May 23
A new study suggests that if you get less sleep during the week, catching an extra hour or two on the week could be beneficial.

Sleeping in on weekends could be good for you, study suggests

People who slept for fewer than the recommended seven hours each weekday, but caught an extra hour or two on weekends, lived just as long as people who always slept seven hours, the authors reported.