Health

Suicide risk is hard to measure, but a brain's reaction to certain words may offer clues

A brain scan might be able to predict who might attempt suicide.

Computer-learning programs can tease out patterns that allow predictions to be made.

Even if you start working out in your 70s, you'll benefit from pushups and planks

It's never to late to start exercise, with benefits that include preventing osteoporosis and muscle loss, as well as improved blood pressure.


APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable…


Michael Jordan replaces fan's jersey he signed in '90s that was stolen years later in Wis.

Two suspects were confronted by a family member, and they said they were looting the home.


Insider Q&A: Health data helps doctors pick drugs

Tightly-controlled studies used to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs don't always tell the whole story of how well a drug works for…


Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.


Minn. counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers

They are joining scores of county and local governments alleging manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids are largely responsible for an epidemic of dangerous addiction.


Mental health issues cropping up as financial stress continues on farms

Years of low commodity prices have loaded producers with debt and anxiety.


Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Crescent Cove in Brooklyn Center is one of only three facilities of its kind of in the country.


Robotic arm allows amputee to hold his wife's hand again

Amputee's sense of touch restored by a robotic arm.


Washington state delays Dungeness crab season

Officials in Washington state say they're delaying the start of Dungeness crab season by two weeks because of harmful algae.


KFAN's Chris Hawkey opens up about depression

Radio star Chris Hawkey on his lifelong struggles with depression: "I'm a broken individual just like so many other people out there."


Minnesota scientists deploy high-tech tools to map damage from fetal alcohol

Prenatal alcohol exposure affects about 7,000 newborns in Minnesota each year, and its effects remain deeply misunderstood.


Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks.


Minnesota residents benefit from spiritual care companions

Hair perfectly coiffed and nails newly painted, Mary Ann Witte calmly rocked her chair as she chatted with Deacon Jim Weingart and Barb Mathias. The familiar banter revolved around holidays, health and the decals Weingart's wife had created on Witte's nails.


Wisconsin family struggles after son's heroin overdose death

Jeff Lenzner was asleep after pulling an all-night shift at work. Barb Lenzner, his wife, had just settled onto the living room couch after cleaning the house. It was July 26, 2014.


Wisconsin families turn to death midwives for funeral help

Before Valli Warren's husband died last year after a long illness, the Stoughton couple knew they wanted a home funeral and green burial.


The Latest: Emanuel praises Jackson after health disclosure

The Latest on the Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosing a 2015 Parkinson's disease diagnosis (all times local):


Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.