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Three Anoka children infected with measles may have exposed others at HCMC

The siblings, all younger than 10, contracted measles after visiting Europe, where the fast-spreading viral disease is common.

Ozempic cuts risk of chronic kidney disease complications, study finds

May 24
With the results of the study, Novo Nordisk plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration to update Ozempic’s label to say it can also be used to re
A major clinical trial showed such promising results that the drug's maker halted it early.

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May 24
Nancy Gag Braun points to a small urn holding the ashes of her late husband Steve Braun, in her Mankato, Minn., bedroom on May 13, 2024. After caring
Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him.
Business
May 24

Adult day services provide stimulation for older Americans, and respite for full-time caregivers

Sally White helps her husband of 46 years get dressed, fed and on the bus for the short ride from their home to Third Age Adult Day Center four mornings a week.
Nation
May 24
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin talks to the media after the meeting of the 'Ukraine Defense Contact Group' at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germ

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure at Walter Reed

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin underwent a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening and has resumed duty after temporarily transferring power to his deputy, Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement.
Business
May 24

Bird flu virus detected in beef from an ill dairy cow, but USDA says meat remains safe

Bird flu has been detected in beef for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday, but officials said the meat from a single sickened dairy cow was not allowed to enter the nation's food supply and beef remains safe to eat.
Nation
May 24

Tennessee, Delaware to become first states to offer free diapers for Medicaid families

Tennessee will soon become the first state in the country to offer free diapers to families enrolled in the state's Medicaid program after receiving federal approval, state officials have confirmed.
Nation
May 24

Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry.
Variety
May 24

A woman took her dog to a shelter to be euthanized. A year later, the dog is up for adoption again.

Exhausted and short on options after consulting two veterinary clinics, Kristie Pereira made the gut-wrenching decision last year to take her desperately ill puppy to a Maryland shelter to be euthanized.
World
May 24

Efforts to draft a pandemic treaty falter as countries disagree on how to respond to next emergency

A global treaty to fight pandemics like COVID is going to have to wait: After more than two years of negotiations, rich and poor countries have failed — for now — to come up with a plan for how the world might respond to the next pandemic.
Nation
May 24

Kansas clinic temporarily halts abortions after leadership shakeup

A Kansas women's health clinic that has often served as an epicenter of conflict over abortion rights has temporarily stopped offering the procedure, exasperating a strain on services in one of the few states in the region still allowing abortions.
Business
May 24

Despite surging demand for long-term care, providers struggle to find workers

The hardest part of Culix Wibonele's first job in long-term care was not getting injured.
World
May 24

A British neonatal nurse convicted of killing 7 babies loses her bid to appeal

A British neonatal nurse who was convicted of murdering seven babies and the attempted murder of six others has lost her bid to appeal.
World
May 24

UK lawmaker who wanted to be known as the 'bionic MP' says he has decided not to run for re-election

A British lawmaker who returned to work this week after losing his hands and feet to sepsis announced Friday that he will not run in the July 4 election.
World
May 24

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera.
World
May 23

Hundreds of people suffer heatstroke in Pakistan, and dangerous heat is forecast to stay a while

Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heat wave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said.
Nation
May 23

Lawsuit seeks to block Washington parental rights law that critics call a 'forced outing' measure

A school district, a nurse, and civil rights and youth services organizations sued Thursday to block a new Washington state parental rights law that critics describe as a ''forced outing'' measure.
Nation
May 23

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.
Local
May 23
A Red Wing nursing home beset by financial problems and disrepair will close within weeks, despite a takeover by Minnesota regulators this winter.

Its finances and facility in shambles, Red Wing nursing home will close in July

Lawmakers offered special funding to try to keep Bay View open, but debts and disrepair now appear too severe.
Nation
May 23

HPV vaccines prevent cancer in men as well as women, new research suggests

New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States.
Nation
May 23

Dying ex-doctor leaves Virginia prison 2 years after pardon for killing his dad

A former North Carolina doctor who was pardoned for killing his father left a Virginia prison for a hospital on Thursday, more than a decade after a doctor began advocating for his release because of a rare brain condition.
Nation
May 23

Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans says he's recovering from a minor stroke

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is in a rehabilitation facility recovering from a minor stroke, and plans to return to voting in Washington in about six weeks.
Business
May 23

Attempts to regulate AI's hidden hand in Americans' lives flounder in US statehouses

The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide.

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