Minnesota joins other states with confirmed cases of canine flu

May 27
The virus is highly contagious, but symptoms are usually mild.

HIV drugs should start with diagnosis, study says

May 27
A University of Minnesota biostatistician was the trial’s lead investigator.
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Boston Scientific ordered to pay $100 million in transvaginal mesh trial

Company plans to appeal the award in Delaware transvaginal mesh trial.
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Search dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need care

Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas.
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Minnesota's mental health system gets a $46M boost

$46 million package will ease chronic shortage of pediatric beds and add preventive services.

Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.

Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct.

1 more Minnesota turkey farm struck by bird flu

One more Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by bird flu, this time in Renville County.

CDC: 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim

Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.
May 28

NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health

A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay.
May 27
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Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons

The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud.
May 27

Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.
May 27

Budget committee approves long-term care changes

Republicans who control the Legislature's budget committee adopted most of Gov. Scott Walker's plan Wednesday to expand the Family Care program and incorporate elements of the IRIS program into it, pushing aside pleas from minority Democrats and advocates for the disabled to leave both programs alone.
May 27

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
May 27

US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.
May 27

Officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas

A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
May 27

Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws…
May 27

3 more Minnesota farms hit by bird flu, state total now 97

Three more Minnesota turkey farms have been hit by probable cases of bird flu, raising the state's total to 97.
May 27

Contagious dog flu virus reaches Minnesota; 5 dogs got sick

A new canine influenza virus that has sickened dogs across the Midwest has reached Minnesota.
May 27

Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court

A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower court that ruled an Arkansas law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.
May 27

Class forgoes trip to give principal money to treat cancer

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school's principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer.