Variety
November 29

Flu season takes off quickly in Deep South states

The flu season is off and running in the Deep South.
National
November 29

Court: 'Football flu' dispute can be settled by arbitrator

A state appellate court upheld a southern New Jersey school teacher's legal victory in an ongoing dispute over using a sick day during last year's Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.
Variety
November 29

Uber driver says S. Carolina hospital dumped patient on him

An Uber driver says a South Carolina hospital dumped a patient on him, saying where she ended up was his responsibility.
Local
November 28
A shooting outside the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sept. 3 spilled over to a chaotic scene at St. Paul's Regions Hospital, where some of the victim

Social media rumors inflame crowds outside Twin Cities trauma units

Two Twin Cities hospitals have faced angry crowds after shootings this fall; in both cases, lockdown procedures worked, they say.
Variety
November 27

MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms

Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of…
Science
November 27
On the trail: Dr. Michael Lauer, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., said, “We know there

In FBI's sights: Stolen research flowing to China

FBI, U.S. medical facilities seek to root out scientists they say are stealing secrets for China.
Local
November 27
The tainted blackberries were sold at Fresh Thyme stores between Sep. 9 and Sep. 30.

Minnesota reports first hepatitis A case linked to tainted blackberries

Illness counts rise from national outbreaks involving blackberries and Salinas romaine lettuce.
Variety
November 27

Lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

An Omaha woman who contracted hepatitis A after eating blackberries she bought at a Fresh Thyme grocery store has sued the company.
National
November 27

Utah banning 'conversion therapy' with Mormon church backing

Utah is on its way to becoming the 19th state to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy in January after state officials formed a proposal that has the support of the influential Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
National
November 27

The Latest: Vaping industry slams ban on flavored products

The Latest on Massachusetts becoming the first state to ban flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes (all times local):
National
November 27

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors

Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that's meant to reduce the appeal of the products to young people amid a rash of illnesses and deaths linked to vaping.
Variety
November 27

Minnesota reports 1 case of hepatitis A linked to outbreak

Minnesota health officials say the state has reported its first case of hepatitis A linked to blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme grocery stores in September.
National
November 27

No criminal charges in public housing poisoning deaths of 2

No criminal charges will be filed in the carbon monoxide deaths of two people at a Columbia public housing complex in part because South Carolina lacks a criminal negligence law, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Variety
November 27
Former President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall.
Variety
November 27

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that's the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday.
National
November 27

Lawyers say federal death row prisoner has Alzheimer's

Lawyers for a federal death row inmate convicted of rape and murder have asked a federal judge to halt his scheduled execution next month because the prisoner has Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
National
November 27

Drugmakers, distributors facing federal opioid probe

At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation over whether they violated federal law as…
Home & Garden
November 27

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don't — repeat don't — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day.
Science
November 27

Health briefs: Specially bred mosquitoes are fighting dengue fever

They still bite, but research shows that lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping in…
Science
November 27
The various diets supported by scientific evidence have greater similarities than differences, including emphasizing real food — as opposed to proce

How to eat your way to health

Millions of American have chronic conditions, but too few think of food as a way to manage specific issues.