January 11
Indoor cycling classes aren't just for hardcore athletes - they’re perfect for beginners, too.

Thinking of giving spin class a spin? Five indoor cycling myths

The technology behind indoor cycling has changed a lot over the years.
Science
January 11
An Amish buggy along Hwy. 71 near Long Prairie, Minn.

Mayo research solves deadly Amish medical mystery

Examining the DNA of four siblings who suffered cardiac deaths while playing or exercising, researchers found a duplication of specific genetic material.
January 11
The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif.

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite prompts major clean-up

Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues.
January 11

Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

It was wonderful news: Researchers reported this past week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn't miss the chance to take a bow.
January 11

Maine swim coach on pool deck despite medical setbacks

A college swimming coach has endured a quadruple bypass after a heart attack, removal of cancerous tumors from his colon and wrists, and the amputation of part of his leg.
January 11
This undated image released by the British Health Protection Agency shows an electron microscope image of a coronavirus, part of a family of viruses t

China reports 1st death from new type of coronavirus

Health authorities in a central Chinese city on Saturday reported the country's first death from a new type of coronavirus, as the government braced for the Lunar New Year travel boom amid concerns over a possible outbreak similar to that of the SARS virus in the early 2000s.
January 10

As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries

First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph (80 kph) wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton's house and killed 85 people in her community.
Local
January 10
Marijuana at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif.

Minnesota study links pot use in pregnancy to infant health risks

Study : Babies born to users are at higher risk for social, emotional problems.
January 10

California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

California's governor revealed a spending plan on Friday that puts a new tax on vaping, gives $20,000 to teachers who commit to working in high-needs schools and gives taxpayer-funded health benefits to older adults living in the country illegally.
January 10

Wisconsin child dies of flu; hundreds hospitalized in state

A child in Wisconsin has died from influenza, marking the state's first pediatric flu-related death of the season, health officials said Friday.
January 10

Ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive airmen upheld

An injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court panel that called the military's rationale for prohibiting deployment of service members living with HIV "outmoded and at odds with current science."
January 10

Infected Douglas County deer traced to Pine County farm

Investigators have traced a deer on a Douglas County farm that was infected with chronic wasting disease to a farm in Pine County that supplied the animal, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Friday.
January 10

Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker

The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal announced Friday that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers.
January 10

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

Guardians caring for hundreds of thousands of children born dependent on opioids since 2000 should be grouped together as part of the class action lawsuit filed by local governments and others against the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of prescription pain medication, lawyers argued in a motion filed in federal court in Cleveland.
January 10

Nets going up to prevent suicides at Sunshine Skyway bridge

Nets will be going up along a portion of Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans the mouth of Tampa Bay and has become a magnet for suicides.
January 10
Chicago Animal Care and Control officer tranquilized a coyote behind a home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Chicago coyote captured after 2 suspected attacks reported

Authorities on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after two reported attacks, including one where passersby said they had to pull a wild canine off of a 6-year-old boy who was bitten in the head, captured one animal Thursday night on the city's North Side.
January 10
A pig on Michael Nielsen’s farm, where researchers from Copenhagen University were weighing and counting his swine, in Enghaven, Denmark, Dec. 13, 2

Here's how Denmark raises antibiotic-free pigs

U.S. producers say the drugs are needed to keep pigs healthy and costs low. But Denmark, where pork is central in its cuisine, shows a different path.
Science
January 10
The FDA is approving new drugs at a record pace, and breakthroughs in biotechnology and genetics are enabling drug companies and their scientists to p

Record pace of drug approvals prompts cheers from patients, warnings from advocates

FDA says breakthroughs fueling speed of new medicines. Some experts warn it comes at a price.
Minneapolis
January 10
For the second time in 16 months, a federal watchdog agency has cited the Minneapolis VA Health Care Center for failures connected to a Minnesota vete

Minneapolis VA cited second time for failures in suicide of a vet

Hospital officials say improvements have already been made to stop such tragedies.
January 9

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would "take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies."