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In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

NIH: Major Study Finds Earlier HIV Treatment Improves Health

A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment - and the advice is don't delay. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was strong were far less likely to develop AIDS...


  • Dr. Charles Gornick holds a standard pacemaker and the new miniture pacemaker. World's Smallest Pacemaker Meets Initial Safety and Performance Standards

    A normal pacemaker is the size of an egg. Right now, the FDA is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seven out of 140 patients worldwide received the special pacemaker inserted right here in the Twin Cities....

  • Tobacco Firms get Partial Win Over Claims on Smoking Effects

    America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday...

  • 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...

  • State Law Opens School Doors to CPR Training

    A law went into effect this year that requires schools to provide CPR and AED training to every student before graduation. Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest helped train 1,200 students at Coon Rapids High School Wednesday...

  • In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Maya Perezsign helps a woman sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the Orlando Enrollment Assistance Center, in Orlando, Fla. Study: 23 pct of US Adults with Health Coverage Underinsured

    Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. The nonprofit foundation estimates that about 31 million people between the ages of 19 and 64 were underinsured due in part to the out-of-pocket expenses they have to pay for care...

  • Interview: Bone Health

    May is National osteoporosis month. Health officials say health habits your kids form now can make or break their bones later...

  • Health Officials: New Strain of Rabies Found in New Mexico

    A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. While it doesn't present any more of a public health threat than the known strains of the potentially fatal disease, the discovery is generating curiosity in scientific circles because it's the first new strain to be found in the United States in several years...

  • Man Who Caught Listeria-Related Meningitis Sues Blue Bell

    A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company in 2013. David Philip Shockley is seeking unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday in Austin...

     

     

  • FTC: Family Raised $187M for Cancer, Spent it on Themselves

    A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states...

  • FDA Proposes to Know More About Antibiotic Use in Animals

    The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases. The agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would require drug companies to collect sales information broken down by which animals are using the antibiotics...

  • Charges Likely after US Investigation of 2007 Peanut Butter Recall Wraps Up

    ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Georgia, Pam Lightsey, said Tuesday that prosecutors plan to reveal details of the investigation Wednesday....

  • KSTP File Photo Coon Rapids High School Works to be 'Heart Safe Campus'

    An initiative is underway to teach all students and staff members of Coon Rapids High School CPR and other life-saving skills. All students and staff members will be trained in the signs, symptoms and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest...

  • In this May 6, 2010 file photo, a radiologist uses a magnifying glass to check mammograms for breast cancer in Los Angeles. Doctor Group Seeks to Clear Confusion in Cancer Screening

    Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict...

  • Suicides Rare in Young Children; Rate Edged up in Black Boys

    Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. From 1993 through 2012, there were 657 suicides among children aged 5 through 11. Most were 10 or 11. In the last decade, there was only one suicide in a 5-year-old...

  • Stem Cell 'Wild West' Takes Root Amid Lack of US Regulation

    The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor - and injects it into the woman's aching knees and elbows...









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