MDH Investigates 27 Cases Of Severe Lung Injury Potentially Caused By VapingTwenty-seven cases of severe lung injury due to vaping in Minnesota are being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Study: MN Air Pollution Plays Measurable Role In HealthA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found even low levels of air pollution can contribute to serious illnesses and early death. The report, which analyzed data from 2013, says five to ten percent of deceased Minnesotans died partly because of air pollution.
Report: Minnesota Flu Vaccination Rates UpSlightly more Minnesota children received influenza vaccinations in the 2017-18 flu season compared to the previous season, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but the Minnesota Department of Health says too many children are still unvaccinated.
Demand For Tamiflu Spikes As Flu Numbers Top Total For Last 2 SeasonsAs of now, the current flu season has seen more than 3,800 hospitalizations. The 2014-2015 season finished with 4,138 reported hospitalizations.
MDH Steps In With Last-Minute, Temporary Funding For Crisis HotlineIn a last minute move, a suicide prevention hotline received the funding needed to keep answering incoming crisis calls.
With Crisis Hotline Expected To Shut Down, MDH Steps InThe Minnesota Department of Health is providing temporary funding to keep a suicide crisis line open.
3 More Measles Cases Confirmed, Total Cases Reaches 24Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Hennepin County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
MDH: Measles Outbreak Up To 20 Cases In Hennepin CountyMDH officials say 16 of the 20 cases were in children who were confirmed to be unvaccinated.
MDH: 8 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Hennepin CountyThe health department says at least eight children ages 4 and under have now gotten sick in Hennepin County.
State Health Department Seeing Late Uptick In Flu CasesLots of workplaces, including here at WCCO, are dealing with a late round of the flu.
Boil Advisory Lifted After Blaine Water OutageOfficials in Blaine say it's safe to consume the city's water after an outage Sunday afternoon prompted the city to issue a boil advisory.
MDH Identifies Source Of Hopkins' Legionnaires' OutbreakThe Minnesota Department of Health announced it identified the likley source of the recent Legionnaires' disease outbreak that left 22 sick and one dead.
Health Officials: STDs At All-Time High In MinnesotaNearly 26,000 Minnesotans were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2015 -- an all-time high -- the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.
Officials Seek To Raise Awareness On Problem GamblingMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and Minnesota officials are urging people to start conversations about the issue.
MDH: Nine People Recovering From Alfalfa Sprout E. Coli OutbreakAt least nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin are recovering from an E. coli outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks alfalfa sprouts produced by "Jack And The Green Sprouts" are to blame.