• Mike Pence Apr 29

    Pence Tours Mayo Clinic Without Mask Even Though He Was Told to Wear One

    Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday toured the Mayo Clinic without wearing a mask, despite that renowned medical facility telling him that masks are required for visitors and everyone else there to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Mayo Clinic Apr 11

    Mayo Clinic Announces Across-the-Board Pay Cuts, Furloughs

    One of the premier medical facilities in the country and Minnesota’s largest private employer on Friday announced a series of cost-cutting measures to deal with a proposed $3 billion loss in 2020.

  • chief Nov 8, 2019

    10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

    Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2019

    Singer Sia Reveals She Has a Neurological Disorder, Suffers From Chronic Pain

    Singer Sia revealed in a Twitter post on Friday that she suffers from chronic pain and a neurological disease, NBC News reports. “I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” the “Cheap Thrills” songstress wrote in a post. Sia, whose real name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler,...

  • NBC NEWS Oct 3, 2019

    'A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury': What Vaping Does to the Lungs

    Toxic chemical burns may be behind the hundreds of vaping-linked illnesses spiking across the country, according to new images of lung tissue taken from people who got sick after vaping, NBC News reports. The images and resulting analysis from pathologists were published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings provide a better understanding of what’s actually happening...

  • food Aug 2, 2019

    Study Linking Paleo Diet to Increased Heart Disease Risk Strengthens Diet Industry Concerns

    A study released last month by Australian scientists linked an increased risk of heart disease to the paleo diet, but experts say that this study points to a larger issue about the direction of the diet industry. “I think the global science population would say this is an interesting observation, a preliminary analysis,” said Zachary Clayton, a postdoctoral researcher at...

  • Chicago May 31, 2019

    Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

    A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on Friday and will report them Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting...

  • Minnesota May 14, 2019

    Cells That Refuse to Die May Play Role in Bodies Aging

    Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring. Basically the goal is to fight aging itself, which hopefully will...

  • director Sep 18, 2018

    Scared of Heights? Spiders? Virtual Reality Therapy Offers an Ever-More-Common Cure

    Virtual reality therapy is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. Equipment is lighter and more affordable, with tech advances spilling over from the gaming industry to help people fight disabling fears of flying, heights, spiders or dogs. And the surge in products is bringing VR to more therapists’ offices. Experts predict people with mild phobias will...

  • Minnesota Aug 15, 2018

    Signed Baseball Shatters Record, Sells for $623,369

    A ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander on the day they all entered the Baseball Hall of Fame just sold for a record $623,369.

  • Africa Jun 13, 2018

    Bacteria in Kitchen Towels Could Lead to Food Poisoning: Study

    A new study suggests contaminated kitchen towels may lead to food poisoning. Researchers from the University of Mauritius, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, performed tests on 100 cloth towels they collected from participants after one month of use. Forty-nine of the samples came back positive for bacterial growth, including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, the pathogen...

  • Arizona May 6, 2018

    Sen. John McCain Visited by Friends and Family After Surgery

    A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery. Former Vice President Joe Biden sat with McCain for 90 minutes last Sunday, according to people close to both men. Biden followed McCain’s closest friends, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 1, 2018

    McCain Reveals ‘This Is My Last Term,' Making Him ‘Freer' to Vote Without Consequences

    U.S. Sen. John McCain is retiring at the end of his term after decades in Congress, giving him a sense of freedom about what he can vote on, he says in a book excerpt published this week by Apple News. McCain, 81, was diagnosed with cancer in July, which he writes helped him come to terms with the end of...

  • social media Apr 14, 2018

    Huey Lewis, Suffering Hearing Loss, Cancels 2018 Tour

    Musician Huey Lewis, whose hits include “The Power of Love,” “I Want a New Drug” and “Heart and Soul,” announced on social media Friday he was canceling all remaining tour dates for of 2018 in the wake of his previously undisclosed hearing loss.

  • social media Mar 16, 2018

    'Life of Pi' Star Reveals He's Suffering From Rare Tumor

    Irrfan Khan, the Bollywood star known for his roles in “Life of Pi,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” took to social media Friday to reveals he’s been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.

  • NBC Mar 2, 2018

    Tampa Family Says Church Canceled Funeral Because Son Was Gay

    A Tampa mother was standing over her son’s casket recently when the phone rang with news that she called “devastating.” The church where the funeral was to be held canceled the service after the pastor learned the dead son was gay, according to the NBC affiliate in Tampa, WFLA.

  • Cancer Jan 24, 2018

    Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances...

  • driver Jan 12, 2018

    Face Transplant Links Men Touched by Tragedy

    The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt a decade ago. He now has the face of another man who took his own life.

  • Pennsylvania Nov 13, 2017

    Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

    Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason.

  • United States Sep 13, 2017

    Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

    A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no...

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