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Peruís government has declared an emergency across a broad jungle region because of mercury contamination, much of it caused by wildcat gold mining.

Peru Declares Emergency over Mercury Contamination

Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining...


  • Wisconsin Confirms First Case of Zika Virus in State

    A Wisconsin resident has a confirmed case of a Zika virus infection after traveling to Honduras. The state Department of Health Services announced the case Wednesday, saying it's the first case of the Zika virus in Wisconsin. There haven't been any locally-acquired cases of the virus in Wisconsin or the rest of the continental U.S...    

  • Thomas Manning, of Halifax, Mass. reacts during an interview in his hospital room at Massachusetts General Hospital, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Boston. New Penis Recipient Looks Forward to Being a 'Complete' Man

    The recipient of the first U.S. penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a "complete" man. Thomas Manning was upbeat Wednesday as he continued to recover from the 15-hour operation, which took place last week at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston...

  • Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention with Entira Family Clinics Doctor

    Entira Family Clinics doctor Mark Bogel visited KSTP with information about osteoporosis treatment and prevention...

  • Report: Some Sunscreens Don’t Protect as Advertised

    A new report by Consumer Reports shows that many sunscreen products may not offer as much protection to your skin as advertised. The report finds that even if you lather on and reapply certain sunscreens, you still might not be protected, certainly not to the extent the product promises...

  • Senate Easily Advances $1.1 Billion in Zika Funding

    The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP conservatives...

  • UN: Zika Increasingly Alarming but Rio Olympics Should be OK

    The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly worried about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. In a briefing Tuesday in Geneva, Dr. Margaret Chan said "the more we learn about Zika, the more worried we get about it."..

  • In this May 13, 2016 photo provided by Massachusetts General Hospital, Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up after being asked how he was feeling following the first penis transplant in the United States, in Boston. Cancer Patient Receives First Penis Transplant in US

    A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said Monday. Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed that Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor...

  • Inside Your Health: Vehicle Windows and Sun Protection

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) explains the importance of protecting your skin by wearing sunscreen - even before you hop into your car to go to the lake or to run errands. KSTP's Leah McLean sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou who explains the difference between front and side windows blocking the sun’s rays and which car windows block harmful rays the best...

  • House, Senate Hope to Craft Quick Anti-Drug Abuse Compromise

    Congress is ready to start crafting compromise legislation addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, which should be an easier lift than other issues facing lawmakers. The reason: Both parties have an election-year incentive to show they're tackling a problem that is killing people in America's biggest cities and smallest towns...

  • Pfizer Says it's Blocking Use of Drugs for Lethal Injections

    Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have put them off limits...

  • FDA Strengthens Warning For Popular Antibiotics

    A popular and powerful antibiotic known to cause severe tendon damage in patients should only be used as a last resort to treat certain types of infections, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday...

  • Associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine Beau Ances MD, PhD, right, and Matthew Brier an MD/PhD student at the university, examine PET (positron emission tomography) scans. Brain Scans Find Protein a Marker of Alzheimer's Decline

    A toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease, and now researchers say it's the tangles that may better predict early symptoms...

  • FDA to Re-Evaluate Definition of 'Healthy'

    The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of "healthy," which could eventually change how a range of foods are marketed...

  • In this April 14, 2016, file photo, a son holds his mother's hand at her nursing home in Adrian, Mich. Study: Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Rise

    Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial...

  • Inside Your Health: Preventing, Treating Breast Cancer with Mastectomy

    About one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their lifetimes, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. KSTP’s Bill Lunn sat down with medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who explains why mastectomy rates are increasing despite a stabilizing in breast cancer rates, and the surgery process itself...









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