March 22

Former UW doctor charged with sexual assaulting patient

A former UW Health doctor faces sexual assault charges.
March 22

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.
March 22

Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.
March 22

Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban

An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak.
March 21
A cuttlefish at the Marine Biological Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Cephalopods are picky eaters. They’re also sensitive t

Complex, rule-breaking octopuses may become next lab animal

Cephalopods ooze scientific appeal: They have complex bodies, unusual genetics, impressive spatial skills and intelligent minds.
Science
March 21

Health briefs: Heart-healthy diet when young may aid brain later

Eating a heart-healthy diet beginning in your 20s may provide brain benefits in middle age, research suggests. The study, in Neurology, ranked 2,621 people on…
March 21
Yale pulmonary and critical care physician Dr. Jon Koff talks with Ella Balasa, 26, of Richmond, Va., after her treatment at the Winchester Chest Clin

Finding the next generation of antibiotics: Fighting one germ with another

At least 23,000 Americans die every year as a direct result of an antibiotic-resistant infection, and many more die from related complications.
Science
March 21
People participated in a yoga class at the Tin Whiskers Brewing Company in St. Paul. A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that people with osteoporosis sh

Yoga may increase spine fracture risk with osteoporosis

Feeling your age? Maybe skip the ashtanga class. A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that people with osteoporosis should avoid certain poses in yoga. According…
Science
March 21
Dr. Joseph Curry, right, and Robert Pugliese look at a 3D-printed model of the jaw of a Haitian woman with a disfiguring tumor.

Philadelphia surgeons use 3-D printing to help poverty-stricken Haiti

The concept is unusual even in the United States. For patients in Haiti, the high-tech advance was like something from another world.
March 21

Can tardigrades reveal lifesaving secrets?

A team at Harvard Medical School is studying the creature no bigger than a speck of sand in hopes of finding medical treatments that halt tissue damage.
Science
March 21

First drug for postpartum depression is approved

The first drug for women suffering postpartum depression received federal approval, a move likely to pave the way for a wave of treatments to address…
Local
March 21
Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke during a press conference on the impacts of the DED cancellation Thursday in New Hope.

Senior care facilities brace to lose Liberian immigrant workers

Impact of DED elimination will have "enormous negative impact" on care facilities, says HR officer.
March 21

Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of…
March 21
Emilia Clarke during arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, C

'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

"Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began.
March 21

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.
March 21

Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed, according to a new study released Thursday that researchers hope will help lawmakers and prisons better consider the health of women behind bars.
March 21

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.
March 21

The Latest: Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion law

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March 21

Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several hours on Thursday after…
March 21

New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass.