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Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity, Creativity At Work

Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time? The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks. Employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been using them for years.

03/03/2014

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Minneapolis Ranks 3rd, St. Paul 7th Of Most Literate Cities

A new study ranking the most literate cities in the nation has both Minneapolis and St. Paul in the top 10. According to the Central Connecticut State University’s annual study, Minneapolis ranks third in the country in literacy and St. Paul comes in at No. 7.

02/06/2014

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‘U’ Shows Off Highly Attractive New $8M Toy

The University of Minnesota just got a cool new toy, thanks to an $8 million grant from the Institute of Health. It will lead to all kinds of research on the human body — specifically the brain.

12/30/2013

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U Of M Study Looks At The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

For years, the University of Minnesota has been doing research on tobacco and tobacco-related products. The dangers of the emerging market of electronic cigarettes is still widely unknown.

12/11/2013

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Study: Still A Clear Benefit To Mammography

The nation’s top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They’re revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There’s been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.

12/11/2013

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150 Minn. Youth Hockey Players Participating In Concussion Study

This fall, 150 Minnesota youth hockey players are taking part in a study that’s using a new concussion test to measure brainwaves. The studies’ directors believe the test could someday give parents an immediate diagnosis and peace of mind.

11/19/2013

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Study Shows Doctors Rarely Talk About Sun Protection

Skin cancer is on the rise with more than three million new cases ever year. But a new study finds many doctors rarely talk about sun protection with their patients.

09/04/2013

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Study: Link Found Between Losing Sports Teams, Heavier Fans

The results of a new study spell trouble for Minnesota sports fans’ waist lines. Believe it or not, a study published Monday in a Psychological Science found that after a sports team loses, fans of that team eat 16 percent more saturated fats than they usually do.

08/28/2013

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Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-Diagnosed

A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.

08/28/2013

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Study: Why Men Should Never Skip Breakfast

Since you were little, you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And a new study shows, that’s especially true for men.

07/22/2013

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Frosty Minnesota’s Wine Industry Faces Challenges

A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.

07/17/2013

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‘U’ Researchers Pinpoint Enzyme That Leads To Several Cancers

There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.

07/14/2013

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Can Diet Sodas Cause More Weight Gain Than Regular Soda?

A new study is making a more disturbing claim. It finds that drinking diet sodas may actually cause a number of health problems.

07/11/2013

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Mayo: 7 Of 10 Americans On At Least One Prescription

A Mayo Clinic study suggests that more Americans are currently taking prescription drugs than not. The results say that about 7 of 10 Americans are currently taking at least one prescription medication, and over 50 percent are on two different prescriptions.

06/19/2013

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Study: More Kids Accidentally Poisoned By Prescription Drugs

In Monday’s Health Watch, a new study shows more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription drugs.

06/03/2013

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What Metro Area City Tickets Speeders More Than Others?

On average, nearly 120,000 people are ticketed for speeding in the seven-county metro area each year. We spent months crunching the numbers and discovered your chance of getting caught varies greatly from city to city.

05/13/2013

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Study: Health Overhaul To Raise Minn. Claims Costs

A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won’t jump as much as the projected national average.

03/26/2013

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Sodium Studies Point Out Helpful Tips

Researchers presented three new studies about salt at the American Heart Association meeting on Thursday.

03/21/2013

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Study: More Moms Want To Work Full-Time

A new study shows a jump in the number of moms who say they want to work full-time.

03/14/2013

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Study: Kids Who Avoid Things More Likely To Have Anxiety

Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.

03/12/2013

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Study Finds Homelessness Still Rising In Minnesota

A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.

03/06/2013

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Study: ADHD In Children Can Last Into Adulthood

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most common developmental disorder affecting children.

03/04/2013

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Your John Hancock Says A Lot About Your Personality

A new study determines your personality by what color car you drive, how you sign your name and the way you like your eggs.

02/27/2013

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Study: More Young Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer

A new study finds more women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at an early age.

02/26/2013

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Study: Americans Need To Put Down The Salt Shaker

A new study out today confirms what we’ve known for some time, Americans need to put down the salt shaker.

02/11/2013

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