The FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes

News 11/19/18, 02:52

More than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2018, a “dramatic” uptick that ended years of decline in overall youth tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in a survey Thursday. The FDA released the ...

Bismarck schools prioritize student mental health services

Health 11/19/18, 02:06

A few years ago, Bismarck High School administrators and staff recognized a "critical" need for students: mental health services.A survey of a sample group of BHS students last year found 17.2 percent of students seriously considered attempting suicide. About 30 ...

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

Health 11/18/18, 11:01

Health officials say there's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.But they say it's a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella.This image provided by Hormel Foods on Friday, ...

Brazil to begin selecting replacements for Cuban doctors

Health 11/16/18, 11:20

Brazil's government says it will soon start selecting local doctors to replace the more than 8,000 Cuban physicians working in areas where medical services are scarce.Cuba says it's recalling the physicians in the "More Doctors" program after Brazilian President-elect Jair ...

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

Health 11/16/18, 09:36

Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak.The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread. It has resulted in one death and 164 reported ...

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea

Health 11/16/18, 00:05

A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program.Stephen Linton, chairman of the ...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Treatment 11/15/18, 18:32

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. Researchers say meditation could be a better choice for some vets who can't handle exposure therapy, a ...

Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

Health 11/15/18, 14:17

U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often.The Centers ...

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

Health 11/15/18, 13:05

Breathing masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become ...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

Health 11/15/18, 10:17

A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes.Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

Health 11/15/18, 01:46

Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart.Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne's ...

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

Health 11/14/18, 12:04

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers ...

The path forward on health reform for Conservatives

News 11/14/18, 03:01

Last week’s election results show that health care is still a top concern for many Americans. Members of Congress must now decide how to move forward. Their task: providing a coherent answer to our national anxiety over health care. Americans care, ...

Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

Health 11/13/18, 21:56

A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted ...

Oregon hospital removes gender identification from bracelets

Health 11/13/18, 17:12

A hospital in central Oregon has made a small change that represented a huge difference for its transgender patients: It removed the gender designation from patient identification bracelets.The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports the St. Charles Health System adopted the ...

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Health 11/13/18, 14:41

The nation's leading e-cigarette maker says it has halted store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.The announcement Tuesday by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected government crackdown on underage sales of e-cigs.Juul said it has ...

New $5.2M center for children with behavioral issues to open

Health 11/12/18, 15:37

A Rapid City residential facility for children struggling with chemical dependency or behavioral issues will move into a new $5.2 million treatment center this week.WellFully is transitioning into its new Premier Adolescent Care Center after outgrowing its former Rapid City ...