Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested. Dayton said that his proposal to spend more than $2 million to research a non-combustible form of marijuana lacks support.
The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.
High schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.
Alzheimer’s disease could be even deadlier in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests Alzheimer’s is nearly as deadly as heart disease and cancer.
Eating a cheeseburger could be as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. This is according to researchers at University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, who tracked the diets of more than 6,300 over 50 for almost two decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.
There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.
A new study is making a more disturbing claim. It finds that drinking diet sodas may actually cause a number of health problems.
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.
In Monday’s Health Watch, a new study shows more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription drugs.
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.
A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won’t jump as much as the projected national average.
Researchers presented three new studies about salt at the American Heart Association meeting on Thursday.
A new study shows a jump in the number of moms who say they want to work full-time.
Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.