It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.

HCMC, U to test new, simpler treatment for brain injuries

January 12
HCMC, U to test new, simpler treatment for brain injuries

For gyms, primal fear has become profitable

January 13
For gyms, primal fear has become profitable
Obstacle course racing is a growing industry.
National
1:05pm

North Dakota lawmakers want more time on medical pot rules

Caught off-guard by voters in this highly conservative state approving medical marijuana, North Dakota lawmakers said Monday that more time is needed to implement the law.
National
12:50pm

Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill commander

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.
National
12:00pm

Correction: Egg Exports-South Korea story

In a story Jan. 11 about the U.S. exporting eggs to South Korea, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of food market analyst firm Urner Barry and its protein market analyst Brian Moscogiuri.
Variety
7:15am

1 dead, 4 others injured by apparent carbon monoxide

Sheriff's officials say a woman has died and four other people have been taken to hospitals after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while ice fishing in southern Minnesota.
Local
January 14
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Food stamp use rises sharply among elderly Minnesotans

Numbers of those 65 and older getting food stamps have almost doubled.
Variety
January 14

Lack of school counselors have mental health experts worried

Mental health experts have said they're concerned about the lack of counselors available to younger students in Rochester, including only one counselor for more than 8,500 elementary students last year.
National
January 14

Airport shooting highlights nexus between mentally ill, cops

Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic thoughts. It's a daily occurrence for law enforcement agencies and authorities say the difficulty is in assessing whether people are reporting a credible threat, whether or whether they need medical help.
Variety
January 14

UConn pitcher, 6-year-old linked by cancer fights

It began for UConn pitcher Ryan Radue as a small role in a team effort to help a sick child.
Variety
January 14

Kansas making new guidelines for handling wildlife pets

Kansas is working on new guidelines for how to handle situations where a wild animal is being kept as a pet after game wardens were criticized for shooting a family's pet deer.
Science
January 13

Health briefs: One in three women with breast cancer treated unnecessarily, study concludes

One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they’re…
National
January 13

Ambulance company to pay $12.7M over Medicare billing claims

An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare.
Variety
January 13

Hy-Vee grocer recalls store-branded candy packages

The Hy-Vee food store chain has recalled store branded candy distributed to 242 stores in eight states after learning an ingredient from another company could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
National
January 13

Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman.
Variety
January 13

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if needed

Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions.
National
January 13

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Variety
January 13

The Latest: Ohio stays tight-lipped on lethal drug supplies

The Latest on Ohio's supply of lethal injection drugs and its new execution process (all times local):
Variety
January 13

There's a workout regimen for everyone

But not everyone responds to every regimen.
National
January 13

GOP lawmakers move to strike down DC's right-to-die law

Two Republicans in Congress have introduced a resolution that would stop the District of Columbia from allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor.
Variety
January 13

Na-meow-ste: Cat yoga has arrived in Minnesota with popular event on Sunday

Shelter cats are the latest accessory at yoga class, and you can take one home afterward.
Variety
January 13

Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, dies

Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, has died at age 91.