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7-year-old migrant girl dies of dehydration and shock in U.S. Border Patrol custody 14.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.
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Kotex recalls some tampons after reports of unraveling inside body 14.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some boxes of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, have a "quality-related defect" that left pieces of the tampon inside the bodies of some consumers -- in some cases causing infection.
St. Paul City Council funds police mental health unit expansion 14.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Less than a year after the St. Paul Police Department debuted a mental health unit, the city council agreed to fund its expansion.
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Nurse denied life insurance because she carries naloxone 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?
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Tribune, Tronc and beyond: A slur, a secret payout, and a looming sale 13.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.
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Medical practitioners taking closer look at how they use antibiotics 12.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Dr. John Hallberg said medical professionals must work on practicing good "antibiotic stewardship."
Coming up: An exit interview with Mayo Clinic's CEO 12.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Dr. John Noseworthy retires from the top post at Mayo Clinic this month after setting some major changes in motion.
Research gaps leave doctors guessing about treatments for pregnant women 11.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.
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Shooting in St. Paul leaves 1 person dead, another injured 10.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police say officers responding to reports of multiple gunshots shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday found the two victims inside a vehicle. No arrests were immediately made.
Don't call him a mutt. He's an American Shelter Dog. 10.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A few shelters, including Animal Allies in Duluth, have embraced a new breed classification for the homeless dogs that turn up at their door. Advocates hope it will boost adoptions. Not everyone agrees.
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In northern Wisconsin, fighting addiction started with recruiting the right doctor 9.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol, too. One clinic in northern Wisconsin is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.
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Poll: Young people more likely to defer health care because of cost 8.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.
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Seniors dumped off Medicare Cost plans frustrated, angry 7.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A change in federal law intended to reduce Medicare spending is causing confusion and anger among seniors and could leave some with huge, uncovered medical expenses next year.
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Report: facts about migrants don't always match what the headlines say 7.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
'The Lancet' looks at everything from the potential spread of infectious diseases to the impact on the economy of the country where migrants and refugees have arrived.
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Infections may raise the risk of mental illness in children 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.
Indiana doctor awarded $112M in Medtronic royalties dispute 5.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A northern Indiana jury has awarded a doctor $112 million in his dispute with medical device maker Medtronic over devices he invented and sold to the company.
UnitedHealthcare customers are unhappy about cuts to SilverSneakers fitness program 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Health insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to cut SilverSneakers, a popular fitness benefit, for 2.5 million people with the company's Medigap and Medicare Advantage coverage.
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Twin Cities mom's full-time job: Finding help for son with rare neurological illness 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"It's tiring. You have to fight everyone just to get your child the care that he needs," Elaine Young said. "He's a little boy with a paralyzed arm -- he needs help, and it shouldn't be that hard, it shouldn't be this difficult to get care for your kids."
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Minnesota OKs medical marijuana to treat Alzheimer's 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People suffering from the crippling neurological disease will be eligible for treatment under the state's medical cannabis program starting in August, state officials said Monday.
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Juvenile injured in Moorhead when gunman fires into vehicle 3.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The suspect is reportedly known to the victims and it was not a random encounter. He is still at large.
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