A report released Thursday by the federal government challenges the assertion that loosening state marijuana laws will lead to more teens getting high. In its latest biennial survey of high school students, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that teen use of marijuana remai ... More >>
In 2010, this paper bestowed the title of Best Wings on Girvan Grille, praising the "woodsy, then slightly fruity" and ultimately "blazing" flavor of its ghost pepper sauce. The restaurant has earned another sweat-inducing distinction -- this time as the likely source of a foodborne illness outbreak ... More >>
Out of all 50 states, Minnesota was the third-healthiest in 2013. This past year, Minnesotans had the fewest days of poor physical health, fewest heart-related deaths, and lowest number of years lost to early death.So says the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a comprehensive index that r ... More >>
A lot remains unknown about e-cigarettes, but there's one thing we can report with certainty -- Hennepin County workers and visitors will no longer be able to lawfully smoke them on county property.SEE ALSO: Lung Association's Bob Moffitt looks forward to July, when cig taxes go up $1.60 per pack [I ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
As anybody who has covered government before can attest, public hearings on controversial issues can quickly spiral out of control.SEE ALSO:-- Watch: Senate, House committees vote on gay marriage-- Anti-gay MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen introduces ex-gay friend on House floor [VIDEO]Case in point is t ... More >>
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be among the most healthy metros in the country, but a new study concludes Minnesota is on pace to be really fat in the not-so-distant future.Get ready to suck in your gut: A new study by the Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that at the current ... More >>
See also:Minnesota reports its first West Nile virus case this yearWest Nile Virus is on the rise this year, with 18 cases reported in Minnesota and several people hospitalized with serious complications, according to the Star Tribune. The past four years have seen a lull in the disease.Texas has in ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United StatesYour scale's not broken. In 2011, Minnesota got fatter.
A Detroit-to-Chicago flight was quarantined for three hours yesterday on Midway Airport's tarmac due to suspicions that a Red Wing, Minn., woman might have contracted monkeypox in Uganda.Lisa Sievers, 50, was on her way back to Minnesota after spending more than three months in Uganda trying to fina ... More >>
Two Republican senators have introduced a bill to increase the state's tobacco tax from 35 percent to more than 47 percent.The tax revenue, which could amount to as much as $320 million, would be funneled into the state's general treasury. According to Politics in Minnesota, earlier this week, on ... More >>
srqpixMore peaceful than most states.An organization called the Institute for Economics and Peace has crunched some numbers and some up with the U.S. Peace Index, a ranking of the most peaceful states in America. Minnesota comes in at No. 4. Does this mean we all have to go out to a street ... More >>
There she goes again. Rep. Michele Bachmann has stated flatly to supporters in a fundraising e-mail that the Obama administration is refusing to publish the CDC's annual "Abortion Surveillance Report." But an e-mail (below) obtained by Media Matters shows that the report has been submitted ... More >>
Image: CDCThe flu virus: It looks pretty, but it can make your life a misery.Somewhere out there in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, a new strain of flu is gaining a foothold in a long-term care facility. Three residents there tested positive for influenza A/H3 by the Departme ... More >>
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales. State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
Minnesota ranked 41st out of 50 states in the amount of federal funding it received from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lawmakers are gearing up for a hearing today on what kind of policy solutions might best be used to help reduce obesity in Minnesota.
If these results are correct, it would be the first time during this human pandemic that it spread to animals.
Leaders gather in Minneapolis with purses full of hand sanitizer
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
Somehow Wisconsin has the most cases of swine flu in the United States. Steer clear of the oinking Wisconsinites.
Minnesota health officials confirmed a second case of the H1N1 flu virus, commonly known as swine flu. It's clearly spreading like wildfire, folks. Run for it.
The Minnesota Department of Health announced three more probable cases of the H1N1 influenza today. Two cases are in Hennepin County and one is in Washington County.
Minnesota health officials are reporting another probable swine flu case in Isanti County.
The first "probable" case of swine flu in Minnesota has now been officially confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating possible causes of autism among Somali children.
One in every 81 births here is an autistic child — twice the national average
Inside the secret world of the straight guise
State agriculture department traces strain that sickened 1,251 to jalapeños from Texas
Check please: we've got the third-highest total in the country
A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?
Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>
When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>
CDC Buries Evidence Vaccine Preservative Has Autism Link Salon has a long, thorough, and seemingly very credible piece detailing efforts by federal officials to hide evidence that Thimerosol, a mercury-derived preservative used in vaccines, is behind the autism epidemic. The article, by Robert F. Ke ... More >>
Guidelines for AIDS-prevention funding revert to dark ages
The state's HIV task force is supposed to mirror the epidemic's demographics. So why is it filled with straight white women?
Hepatitis C has lurked in the shadows for decades. Now it appears dead set on causing the most confounding epidemic since AIDS.
This summer, Corky Maurer learned that he picked up hepatitis C in prison. And that's not the worst news.
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.