U researcher has one of first 'bioprinters' using living tissue

U researcher has one of first 'bioprinters' using living tissue

The technology could revolutionize transplant medicine.

Animated mannequin helps teach student nurses at Normandale

May 19
Animated mannequin helps teach student nurses at Normandale
A high-tech mannequin helps teach nursing students at Normandale Community College.

Minnesota Somalis see chance to lead against female genital cutting

May 19
Minnesota Somalis see chance to lead against female genital cutting
Somalis in Minnesota are leading the fight here and abroad against a practice that is widely considered a human rights violation.
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2:05am

Fla. mom jailed in son's circumcision case due before judge

A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court.
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1:20am

For Kimball, racing competitively is all about numbers

Race day is all about numbers for Charlie Kimball.
Health
May 21

3 boys saved by customized airway tube made on 3-D printer

In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe — and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
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May 21

53 people in 9 states sickened after eating raw tuna

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.
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May 21

Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery

A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
May 21

APNewsBreak: Utah official took donation from 1-800 Contacts

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's behest.
May 21

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria.
Variety
May 21

Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers

Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
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May 21

Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers

The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees.
Variety
May 21

Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery

Minnesota notched six straight days without a new case of bird flu on Thursday, and though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.
May 21

Indiana approves 1st needle-exchange program under new law

Indiana approved a yearlong needle-exchange program Thursday for a rural county at the center of an HIV outbreak that spurred a new state law allowing such programs to curb the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.
May 21

Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors.
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May 21

Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South

Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.
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May 21

Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.
May 21

Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.
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May 21

Salmonella outbreak grows to 60 cases

Kenosha County health officials say the number of salmonella cases has grown to 60.
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May 21

Iowa landfills get OK to take carcasses from bird flu cases

Two Iowa landfills have been given approvals from federal and state officials to dispose of some of the millions of chicken, turkey and duck carcasses amassing from the outbreak of bird flu.
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May 20

Lawyer: Duerson heirs won't appeal NFL concussion deal

The family of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson has decided not to appeal the potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits.
May 20

Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets.
May 20

Court won't exempt Notre Dame from birth control provision

A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students and staff.