| Jun 20, 2011
As a Pakistani-born doctor who grew up in England, studied nutrition and agriculture in the U.S. and consulted for the Mayo Clinic on diabetes and other diseases, Mehmood Khan has a background that gives him a broad perspective. His job gives him a...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The voice on the phone sounded calm to Tina Kropelin. It said her daughter had just taken a spill at cheerleading practice, and she should come get her.
As Kropelin headed to Holmen High School in western Wisconsin, she worried it might be a broken wrist...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A new study has found that children can learn anger and aggression from their parents at a very early age.
The study was performed by researchers at the University of Minnesota and published in the journal Child Development. Michael Lorber, a...
| Aug 3, 2007
| 4:46 AM
The emergence Thursday of a dramatic security video capturing the catastrophic collapse of Minnesota's busiest bridge, and help from a computerized model of the span, ultimately "will tell us where the failure began," the leader of the accident...
| Jun 12, 2007
News alert: Catastrophic events such as hurricanes can affect the quality of your sleep! So reports a team from a New Orleans sleep center, drawing on its experience in the aftermath of 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
Among other things, the findings —...
| Apr 6, 2009
Two weeks ago, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-olds to buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B without a prescription and to consider allowing such purchases by younger girls as well. Previously, the...
| Aug 4, 2009
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
| Feb 20, 2008
With his victory in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, Barack Obama withstood an aggressive assault by rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and gained new momentum for their high-stakes battle ahead in Texas and Ohio.
Obama's win raised...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 9:05 AM
American Heritage offensive lineman Jared Wheeler made it official, signing with the University of Miami before a crowd of supporters Wednesday morning.
Wheeler (6-5, 310) easily stood out in a group of four American Heritage football signees. The...
| Aug 31, 2009
America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it.
The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are...
| Apr 10, 2009
A small but growing number of women with a type of early breast cancer are choosing to have their healthy breasts removed to prevent the chance of recurrence, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.
The vast majority of women with...