Some bagged salads sold at Minnesota stores recalled

November 21
Some bagged salads sold at Minnesota stores recalled
Target and Aldi labels are included on the list.

Minnesota among states warned about hepatitis outbreak traced to blackberries

November 21
A Fresh Thyme store is seen in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes N
A hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities on Wednesday warned consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from that chain.
National
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Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana.The move is aimed at states that allow…
Variety
21 minutes ago
Getting proper sleep might help stave off Alzheimer’s disease.

Good night's sleep helps prevent Alzheimer's

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a host of reasons. Now, researchers have added another one: staving off Alzheimer’s. A study at Boston…
National
8:20am

Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the…
Minneapolis
November 21

For mom of Mpls. shooting victim, saving life is just half the battle

Thanks to advances in medical care, more gunshot victims are surviving serious injury than ever before. But as one Minneapolis case shows, the road to recovery can leave families facing severe financial straits,
World
November 21

'Popcorn lung' may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say

Near-fatal ailment unlike others tied to e-cigarettes.
National
November 21

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Medicare's revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.
Variety
November 21

Suspected norovirus outbreak closes 46 Colorado schools

Thousands of students in Colorado were out of school Thursday because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus.
National
November 21

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome

A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Pennsylvania's Democratic governor.
Business
November 21
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Salad recall over E. coli bacteria affects 22 states including Minnesota

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination.
Local
November 21
The entrance to the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Deaths increase under new heart donor system, U research team finds

New guidelines aimed to rush hearts to sickest patients and reduce wait times.
Local
November 21
Elise Haupt, a physician assistant at Regions Hospital, walked in slow motion during an improv training session.

Doctors use improv to combat burnout, build listening skills

The training exercise was the first created by HealthPartners and hosted by the Brave New Workshop comedy theater, but it is part of a national movement in response to studies showing that poor communication is worsening everything from doctor burnout to misdiagnosis.
Variety
November 21

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread.
Variety
November 21

Parents look for answers after autistic son chokes at school

A Maryland couple whose autistic teenager died after choking on a latex glove say they have concerns about the way the public school system handles students with special needs.
Variety
November 21
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Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low.
National
November 21

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes.
Variety
November 21

Lawsuit targets 'filth' at Michigan's only women's prison

The Michigan Department of Corrections has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates who say they've been overwhelmed by chronic mold and other unsanitary conditions at the state's only prison for women.
Duluth
November 21
A federal class-action against opioid manufacturers in Ohio could funnel billions of dollars to counties, cities and Native American tribes across the

Local governments must decide whether to remain in massive opioid lawsuit

Local governments are weighing how to get the most from the drug companies they blame for causing the epidemic.
Local
November 20
Antibiotics are critical drugs in fighting bacterial infections, but their overuse has contributed to the development of drug-resistant infections.

Minnesota hospitals using antibiotics more carefully

Many smaller hospitals have improved handling.
Nation
November 20
A federal proposal unveiled two years ago would have cut the level of nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels.

U.S. shelves plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes

Retreat on new cigarette rules a victory for industry.
National
November 20

FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration sidestepped questions Wednesday on the future of a 2-month-old proposal to ban most flavored electronic cigarettes.