New statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health indicate both the state's chlamydia rate and the raw number of reported cases has never been higher than it was last year.In 2013, there were 18,724 reported cases. That translates to 353 out of 100,000 Minnesotans getting "the clap." Min ... More >>
This Thursday more than 180 restaurants around the Twin Cities will take part in a national fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dining Out for Life is an annual event in which restaurants from across the country donate a portion of their evening's proceeds to ... More >>
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture put out a public advisory for several products produced by the Belgrade Meat Center in Belgrade, Minnesota. The advisory was put out as a response after random, routine sampling turned up instances of Listeria monocytogenes in several of the compani ... More >>
Getting a flu shot is no guarantee you won't get sick, perhaps even deathly so, from influenza.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? [VIDEO] -- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State Fair Just consider th ... More >>
See also:-- New flu strain acquired through contact with pigs-- State Fair pigs examined, none sent home due to flu concernsMinnesota has recorded its second case of the flu that had State Fair workers examining 250 pigs last week as a precaution.
The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in a Minnesota resident in 2012 has been confirmed, according to a statement by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today.The state's first laboratory-confirmed WNV case of the year is a St. Louis County man who fell ill and was hospitalized ... More >>
So the first rapped lyrics on "I Got AIDS" are, indeed, "I got AIDS." This isn't a song that fucks around; it straddles the elephant in the blog comment box and starts beating that sucker on the ears with a spiked riding crop. This is significant in a number of ways, not least of which are these: ... More >>
Steven Miles, Art Caplan: Skeptical experts.Michele Bachmann made famous the story of an unknown woman who approached Bachmann after the Tea Party debate and said her daughter was made mentally retarded by the HPV vaccine. Now, that same story might make someone rich. Two University of Minnesota ... More >>
Michele Bachmann admits that she is not a doctor or scientist.Michele Bachmann has come full circle on the HPV vaccine, and for the first time since... well, ever, she's admitted total ignorance.Let's track the arc of Bachmann's wild statements about this vaccine, which "medical doctors" say prev ... More >>
Andrew Wakefield brought his discredited autism theory to Minneapolis.The British Medical Journal has denounced Andrew Wakefield's discredited theory linking MMR vaccinations with autism as nothing less than an "elaborate fraud." When we reminded readers of that fact while mentioning his re ... 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 >>
Via WikipediaDeer ticks: Remember what they look likeToday's the last day of school for kids in Minneapolis this year. Time to get outside, take a dip in the lake, a walk in the woods, and -- oh, yeah -- worry about Lyme disease. According to the Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group, our stat ... More >>
Good news: The total number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chancroid -- took a 5 percent drop to 16,702 in 2009 from 17,649 cases in 2008 the Minnesota Department of Health said today. Way to keep it clean, folks. But there's a ... More >>
Some may mistakenly feel the threat of dying from HIV/AIDS is over. It's not.
We're still trying to figure out what this man thought he was going to do with 900 doses of swine flu vaccine.
Don't worry, folks. Your bacon is totally safe.
Unapologetic editor says HIV is not a mark of shame
The child also had underlying medical conditions and the flu's role in the child's death is unclear.
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
The Minnesota Health Department released some sad, sad statistics this week. The number of new cases of AIDS in the state last year was 326.
State health officials announced that polio may have played a role in the death of a Minnesotan last month. They are urging all parents to make sure that their children have up-to-date vaccinations.
If there is one thing local health blogger Gary Schwitzer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism hates, it's the media's press coverage of medical "cures".
Though declining nationwide, tuberculosis is increasing in Minnesota as immigrants flock here
A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
Whooping Cough returns with a vengeance
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
Guidelines for AIDS-prevention funding revert to dark ages
Budget cuts threaten health care for HIV-infected Minnesotans
Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.