A bill that would prohibit minors from using tanning beds awaits floor votes in the House and Senate after sailing through committees in both chambers.Current law requires parental consent for minors under 16 to use tanning beds, but the bill authored in the house by Rep. JoAnn Ward, D-Woodbury, wou ... More >>
This time of year, you're as likely to see a natural tan on a home-bound Minnesotan as you are a bronze on a polar bear. Eleventh-grade girls, however, are still trying to fight nature.More than one-third of Minnesota girls in 11th grade reported tanning indoors in the last year, according to data r ... More >>
Best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn died earlier this morning at United Hospital in St. Paul after a long battle with prostate cancer, WCCO reports. He was 47.During his 16-year career, Flynn authored more than a dozen political thriller novels, including the Mitch Rapp series. He was an outsp ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about how KARE 11's Randy Shaver has come under scrutiny from media watchdogs for plugging events benefitting his cancer foundation during the prep sports show he hosts.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism In email cor ... More >>
Randy Shaver, a longtime KARE 11 TV anchor, hosts a Friday night show focused on high school sports. He's also a cancer survivor who founded a foundation named the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.SEE ALSO:-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at St ... More >>
In November 2009, Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that typically affects growing teens. Since then, he's endured numerous surgeries and months of chemotherapy.Unfortunately, the cancer spread to both of his lungs this summer, and Zach, 17, was recently told h ... More >>
While the Arizona Cardinals were in town to play the Vikings last weekend, Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Kevin Love went to one of Minneapolis' two Winston's Barbershop locations and gave K-Love a makeover in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.K-Love's shave is about more than aesthetics -- for every ... More >>
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Minnesota, and the Minnesota Department of Health is offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured women age 40 and older.The MDH's Sage Screening Program provides the screenings year round, but hopes to make more women ... More >>
Last month, an epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health found that Fridley's cancer rate is about 10 percent above the statewide norm -- a finding that prompted environmental activist Erin Brockovich to announce her investigative team is looking into possible causes of the so-called Frid ... More >>
The Indoor Tanning Association is fighting back against a recent Mayo Clinic study that found higher rates of skin cancer in those who use tanning beds, and Minnesotans are getting caught in the crossfire.A letter released by the association claims that the Mayo study was flawed because the populati ... More >>
A new Mayo Clinic study found a dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young people, with a particularly sharp increase for young women.The study, which looked at melanoma rates for 18- to 39-year-olds in 85-percent-white Olmsted County, found that from 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma i ... More >>
Erin Brockovich's investigative team is looking into Fridley's elevated cancer rates.Two months ago, concerns about the cause of Fridley's elevated cancer rates motivated residents to create a "Fridley Cancer Cluster" Facebook group. More than 440 members have used the page to share anecdotes abo ... More >>
An uncomfortable comedy rooted in cancer memories
Michele Bachmann is running on the "pro-cancer" ticket.Michele Bachmann has made her first last stand in the race for the Republican nomination for president, and it is this: Getting cervical cancer is your constitutional right.Ever since the Texas Texan, Rick Perry, of Texas, joined the race, he ... More >>
Cancer's causes lost in the fundraising
The second Racktacular is coming to the Turf this Saturday, and it comes bearing gifts. They are holding a massive art bra auction and contest (the possibilities...), a performance from Lili's Burlesque, and sets from Alpha Consumer and Communist Daughter. And a good cause to boot -- it's most l ... More >>
Photo by Whatsername?Perhaps this study is full of "findings" we all knew before the University of Minnesota managed to publish it, but apparently it's still big news. Baking under tanning lights increases your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, big time. Just don't do it. A U ... More >>
Drinking soda increases your chance of getting pancreatic cancer says a new University of Minnesota-led study.
Turmeric's main component can kill cancer cells says an English research team.
Doctors said his chest tumor is gone and Hauser appears to be regaining strength and energy.
A new lawsuit claims hot dog manufacturers Oscar Mayer, Hebrew National, and others withhold information about hot dogs' cancer-causing properties.
MCA announces he is ill with cancer and the Boys cancel all upcoming performances.
The Hauser family hoped they could regain control of their son's cancer treatment at a hearing yesterday in Brown County, but the judge held firm to the court's ability to control the treatment.
Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old who fled Minnesota with his mother after a court ordered him to undergo chemotherapy against the family's beliefs, has returned voluntarily to the state and will face a custody hearing today.
Officials said Daniel and his mom were last seen in the Los Angeles area and are likely heading to Mexico or have already crossed the border.
Franken, my dear, they give a damn
A Brown County District Court judge ruled today that a 13-year-old Minnesota teen must undergo chemotherapy treatment for cancer despite his family's refusal due to their religious beliefs.
Will a judge force a 13-year-old boy battling cancer to undergo chemotherapy against his family's wishes? The judge on the case is expected to rule Friday.
If your teenage son had one of the most curable forms of cancer and you refused traditional treatment methods through chemotherapy and radiation, are you endangering your child?
American women get the breast cancer; American business gets the profits
A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Mark Kennedy fails to put on a good face in the race to cure breast cancer Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy is talking out of one side of his mouth while shoving his foot in the other. Last week, the Republican representative from Watertown posted a plea in his online "Weekly Column" encouraging M ... More >>
Shapiro & Smith Dance creates a working-class collage with help from Springsteen
A national antiabortion movement infiltrates the state's health department
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a look at the latest resources to keep you in-the-know.
Nordstrom is slated to open its in-store mammography clinic--for well-insured and cash-paying clients only--later this month. According to clinic supervisor Judy Johnson, many women are too busy to get mammograms. "But all women have time to shop."