Cammie LaValle of Farmington believes monitoring programs are causing doctors to be overly cautious in prescribing opioids to intractable- and chronic

Woman's battle vs. chronic pain expands to Minnesota's opioid laws

Pain patients say "one-size-fits-all" drug laws compound their suffering.

Twin Cities will be part of experiment with drones carrying human organs

February 15
Dr. Joseph Scalea, right, a transplant surgeon and University of Maryland professor,jump-started work with drones when it comes to delivering organs a
The LifeSource organ procurement agency for Minnesota and the Dakotas joins groups in Boston and Las Vegas for the next round of test flights.

Scientists make progress toward single birth control pill that lasts all month

February 15
A star-shaped form of birth control that can be folded into a capsule and orally ingested has shown promise in animal testing.
A tiny star-shaped gadget unfolds in the stomach and gradually releases the drug.
National
15 minutes ago

Why treat people exposed to virus in Omaha? Why not?

Of all places, why are 13 people potentially exposed to a viral outbreak being treated and observed in Omaha, Nebraska?
Variety
16 minutes ago

US small businesses are getting upbeat news on the economy

Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month.Retail sales figures released Friday showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm…
Variety
41 minutes ago

Stocks fall as Apple warning raises China virus concerns

U.S. stocks fell inafternoon trading Tuesday after technology giant Apple became the most well-known company to warn of a financial hit from the virus outbreak…
National
50 minutes ago

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bill targeting drug prices

The Wisconsin Assembly is slated to vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Variety
12:00pm

Is the new virus more 'deadly' than flu? Not exactly

the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China?
Variety
9:30am

New virus has infected more than 73,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 73,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to…
Local
8:42am
American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on Feb. 17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Eden Prairie couple among evacuees from cruise ship

The couple landed stateside Sunday in a jumbo jet ferrying some of the roughly 400 American passengers from the ocean liner Diamond Princess.
Variety
8:02am
Employees wear face masks at an Apple Store in Beijing last Friday. Apple warned investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance be

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.
Nation
February 17
In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, Paul Molesky, right, and Cheryl Molesky, who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the

They escaped an infected ship, but the flight home was no haven

Ship quarantine didn't work from start to finish.
Celebrities
February 17

Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart.
Variety
February 17

New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to…
Music
February 17
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Elton John arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif

He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance.
Local
February 17
Elias Usso has opened an independent pharmacy in Minneapolis.

Independent pharmacy in Minneapolis hopes to beat the odds

Elias Usso did something almost unheard of in today’s pharmacy world. He opened an independent pharmacy in Minneapolis at a time when large corporate chains…
National
February 17

New French health minister takes up post with raised profile

Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, was handed the keys to his new ministry on Monday while it is in middle…
Variety
February 17

211M gallons of sewage spilled into Florida city waterways

Fort Lauderdale officials say 211.6 million gallons of sewage has spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways in the past few months.
Variety
February 17

Student, staff work on changing calorie counting activity

In November, Memorial High School sophomore Jake Zarov found two of the units in his health class were "kind of problematic."
Variety
February 16

Japanese economy sinks amid fears about virus impact

The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% last quarter as growth was battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending.
Music
February 16
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Elton John arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.
Home & Garden
February 16

Home quarantine for travelers buys time as new virus spreads

On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He's…
Movies
February 16

'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie "Parasite," including the award for Best Picture.