Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.

Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients

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Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."

Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging

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Don't break out the cigarettes, but researchers have found that nicotine may even hold off Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
National
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State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.
Local
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Report calls for stronger oversight of Medicaid spending for disabled, elderly

Minnesota spent roughly $2.4 billion in 2015 on home and community services.
National
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Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.
National
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Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says.
National
4:30pm

Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and other unauthorized use at VA hospitals.
Politics
4:07pm

Minnesota parents lobby for kids at 'Dyslexia Day' at State Capitol

Families seek programs and state support for students struggling to read.
National
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McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.
National
3:15pm

Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story

In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. Johns Hopkins researcher Julia Raifman said Tuesday that the number was 26,252, not about 230,000.
Variety
1:16pm

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.
National
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Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness

Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs' saliva.
National
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'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through — even though that process is scientifically disputed.
National
8:51am

The Latest: Court weighs debate over Ohio execution process

The Latest on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection system (all times local):
National
February 21

Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.
National
February 21

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
Variety
February 20

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
TV & Media
February 20

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
Local
February 20

Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?

Required Rx monitoring effective at detecting addicts, but objections center on practicality.
Variety
February 20

Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.
National
February 20

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.
National
February 20

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.