How Long Are Germs Infectious Outside The Human Body?Flu viruses will remain infectious on hard surfaces, like tables or doorknobs for up to 24 hours.
Lake Minnetonka Adopts New Ordinance To ‘Prevent Fecal Matter Discharge In Water’The new ordinance will be enforced on the water this summer, and offenders could face a petty misdemeanor.
1 In 3 Say They Like Getting Sick In Order To Take A Break From LifeThe top most-commonly cited perk of being sick is the excuse to spend the day in bed and catch up on sleep.
Illnesses Reported Over July 4th Weekend Potentially Linked To Lake MinnetonkaHennepin County Public Health is investigating several reports of illness possibly connected to Big Island in Lake Minnetonka.
Tick-Borne Diseases Rising, Here's How To Prevent InfectionThe CDC says that if a tick is found attached to you early enough, there is still time to avoid infection.
Vikings Say Peterson 'Questionable' For Sunday With IllnessThe Minnesota Vikings have downgraded running back Adrian Peterson to questionable for their game Sunday at Detroit due to an illness.
Experts Warn Flu Season Still In Full SwingThe Minnesota Department of Health is expected to release their newest flu report later Wednesday. According to the most recently released numbers from last week, the health department says 543 school outbreaks have been reported this season.
U Of M Invents Device For Early Detection Of Serious Illness A new sensing device invented at the University of Minnesota could revolutionize the way doctors detect serious illnesses, like cancer and heart disease. The hand-held device, known as z-Lab, makes the process so simple; a patient could someday have the tests done during a routine checkup and have the results in 15 minutes.
Liberians In Minnesota Worry About Ebola OutbreakMembers of Minnesota's sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman's husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.
CO Not Responsible For Sending Students To HospitalThe illness that made 30 Springfield Public school students sick enough to go to the hospital Thursday was not caused by carbon monoxide, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A group of fourth and fifth graders became sick while rehearsing for a choir concert. On Friday, school officials say all the students are fine, and health officials think the illness may have been caused by nerves. Bethany Mattson says she was never really worried about her fifth-grade daughter, who was rehearsing with her classmates Thursday morning in the school's auditorium. But she can see why other parents may have felt differently.
Kevin Martin Out Of Lineup For Timberwolves Kevin Martin has been scratched from the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night because of an illness.
FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of PetsThe Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.
MN's Royce White Still Pushing Mental Illness AwarenessRoyce White has had one interesting basketball journey. It starts with a storied year at Iowa State, a first round pick who never played in his rookie season. White's back home for a break, as he's just been traded from Houston to Philadelphia.
Preparing For A Spring Break Trip? Get VaccinatedWhen preparing for a trip, you know what's on your list: swimming suit, shorts, sandals. But if you're traveling outside of the U.S., packing your suitcase isn't the only thing you need to do beforehand.
Wisconsin Flu Cases, Hospitalizations SpikeThe flu is pounding Wisconsin. State health officials say they're seeing a dramatic spike in cases and hospitalizations.