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Katie Bayfield, a respiratory physiologist and part of the research team at Imperial College London, demonstrates how patients receive gene therapy by inhaling from a nebuliser in the Clinical Research Facility at London's Royal Brompton Hospital.

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Promising for Some Patients

Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely...


  • Long Wait for Minnesota Medical Marijuana Patients Ends

    Wednesday brought on the start of the state's new medical marijuana program. Three Minnesota residents bought the first legal supplies of the new medicine shortly after midnight from a Minneapolis dispensary...

  • Troubled Methadone Clinic Closing in Duluth

    A methadone clinic that's been operating in Duluth without a license for several years is closing its doors. The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of the Lake Superior Treatment Center in 2012 after citing it for numerous and repeated violations...

  • In this Friday, July 4, 2014 file photo, fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during the Macy's Annual Fourth of July fireworks show in New York. O Say Can You Breathe? Fireworks Pollute Air, Study Says

    July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too. A study of 315 locations around the country found that the holiday explosions temporarily boosted the levels of airborne microscopic particles that can pose a health risk.

  • Woodbury Man Rides Bike 691 Miles to Accept 'Lilly Diabetes Journey Award'

    A Woodbury man who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 52 years is starting a 691-mile journey Tuesday. Jeff Carlson is being honored with the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award, which is given to those who have successfully managed diabetes for more than a decade...

  • FDA Weighs New Restrictions on Liquid Nicotine

    Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration says it is responding to an uptick in nicotine poisonings reported by emergency rooms and poison centers nationwide...

  • Twin Cities-Area Health Group to Cut Back on Sugary Drinks

    A nonprofit health care provider based in the Twin Cities area says it's cutting back on sugary drinks at its hospitals and clinics. Bloomington-based HealthPartners said Monday that it would take out at least 80 percent of all sugary drinks in its network next year...

  • In November 2013, Nancy Kurpirz of Maple Grove suffered a stroke, leaving her completely immobile. For the past year, she's been doing intensive therapy at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center in Golden Valley. Inside Your Health Special: Stroke - When Seconds Count

    Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Someone will die of a stroke every four minutes, making it one of the top five leading causes of death in the country. In this special edition of "Inside Your Health," Dr. Archelle Georgiou takes a closer look at the growing effort in Minnesota to get stroke patients the treatment they need...

  • Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015. California Legislature Passes Strict School Vaccine Bill

    California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. The Senate reaffirmed the bill striking California's personal belief exemption for immunizations on a 24-14 vote....

  • This undated photo provided by Covidien shows their stent used to clear blood clots in the brain that cause strokes. A First: New Guidelines Back Device for Treating Strokes

    The American Heart Association has endorsed using removable stents to open clogged arteries causing a stroke. It's the first new stroke treatment to be backed by the group in nearly 20 years and the first device ever recommended for this purpose....

  • U of M Study Could Help Prevent, Treat Colon Cancer

    A new study from the University of Minnesota has found a link between colorectal cancer and specific traits of bacteria found in the digestive tract. Researchers say the study could lead to better ways to predict, detect, prevent and treat colon cancer...

  • U of M Reproductive Medicine Center to Close

    The University of Minnesota’s Reproductive Medicine Center will close Tuesday, June 30. U of M officials say three physicians are moving into private practice this summer, leading the center staff to decide to close. Infertility treatment services were provided through May 8...

  • Medical Marijuana Sales to Begin in Minn., but Fight not Over

    There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil....

  • Amy Shives, right, and her husband George walk their cavalier King Charles spaniel Chester in their neighborhood, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Amy Shives was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2011. Scientists Look into Why Most Alzheimer's Patients are Women

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men...

  • USDA Proposes Healthier Fare for Child, Adult Day Cares

    As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity...

  • U of M Study: Racial Differences in Quality of Life within Nursing Homes

    A new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health found racial differences in the quality of life of nursing home residents. According to the study, which was published Friday in the Journal of Aging and Health, nursing homes with a higher proportion of minority residents scored lower on overall quality of life assessments than homes that were predominantly white...









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