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Johnsonville issues recall after finding plastic in sausage

Johnsonville is recalling some products because they possibly contain foreign matter. 


Wisconsin's first brain surgery robot aims to provide epileptic relief Video included

A new robot at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Neuromate, can help neurologists implant electrodes in a person's brain and then get a better understanding of brain activity during a seizure.


Eau Claire couple celebrates 10th kidney "transplant-iversary" Video included

March is National Kidney Month and an Eau Claire couple is celebrating a very special anniversary this year; their tenth kidney transplant-iversary.


Study: Does Wisconsin have a drinking problem?

A recent study done by 24/7 Wall Street ranked Wisconsin the second-drunkest state in America, only behind North Dakota.


New study of teen suicides shows alarming numbers

 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -A doctor with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says an average of 16 young Americans take their own lives every day.    


Defense lawyer: Shkreli would lose $65 million if convicted

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense lawyer says former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would lose a $65 million stake in a drug company he founded if he's convicted at his securities fraud trial.   


UPDATE: See full Senate health care bill

 Seven weeks after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, Senate Republicans unveiled their version of the health care bill Thursday.


House GOP votes to gut Obama health care law

 Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law.


A new kind of exercise: Goat Yoga

 Why not stretch along side some baby goats?


Kindergartner loses leg after strep throat leads to dangerous infection

An Ohio girl is recovering after a rare complication from strep throat led to a dangerous infection, which required amputation of one leg.


FDA OKs new Novartis drug for type of advanced breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer.


Celebrating Jean Calments Day

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Jean Calments Day, a unique celebration involving dark chocolate and olive oil.


Allegations of malpractice for Florida plastic surgeons

(CNN)-- Allegations of malpractice and fraud against a pair of Florida plastic surgeons. A group of plaintiffs claim doctors Loren and Mark Clayman conspired to commit fraud in a warranty scheme to  make millions of dollars. 


Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.


World AIDS Day: How the world is still fighting the disease 35 years after its discovery

It has been 35 years since researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported on a mysterious illness that was infecting and killing otherwise healthy young men. 


Drug-resistant salmonella linked to Wisconsin calves


Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin.


Twitterverse weighs in on headaches

(CNN)--Excedrin hits the nail on the aching head with a pre-debate tweet. 


Lead leads to water shutdown in Chicago parks

(CNN)-- Chicago parks shut off hundreds of drinking fountains because of high levels of lead.  


Pepsico: Aggressive plan to cut sugars from products

(CNN)--Get ready to see a lot less sugar in Pepsi drinks. 


Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas from prohibiting Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients, expanding her order that forced the state to continue paying for three patients.


Congress OKs bill requiring baby changing tables

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Parents who need to change their kids' diapers could soon have an easier time of it in federal buildings.


Kentucky attorney general sues dialysis company over product

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's attorney general is accusing a medical company of Medicaid fraud for allegedly promoting a kidney dialysis product it knew was harmful to patients. 


Chunk of $53 Million federal opioid treatment and prevention grant coming to Wisconsin

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding millions of dollars in opioid grant money.


20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twenty Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. 


Study says playing with sports concussion doubles recovery time

Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.


Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.


Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

NEW YORK (AP) -- Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. 


Study links obesity and increased cancer risks

 (ABC)-- We have all heard packing on the pounds can do medical damage: high blood pressure, increased  risk of diabetes, even more heart attacks. 


Study finds link between unhealthy diet in pregnancy and ADHD in kids

(CNN)--We all know eating a diet high in fat and sugar can cause damage to your personal health.  


Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus

As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises.


Judge definitively blocks Florida abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge has definitively blocked a Florida abortion law that prevents state funds from going to organizations that provide abortions. 


Study: Catalog of human DNA finds root of diseases

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A huge catalog of human DNA is helping researchers find tiny glitches that cause disease, in part by pointing out some false leads.  


Hawaii conveyor belt sushi chain hit by hepatitis A outbreak

HONOLULU (AP) -- A conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain in Hawaii is throwing out food and scrubbing its counters after state authorities identified its raw scallops as the probable source of a hepatitis A outbreak. 


Phone apps distracting drivers?

(CNN) -- You've seen the signs on the highway: "Don't text and drive." Laws ban texting and driving in 46 states -- but advocates against distracted driving say texting and talking on the phone aren't the only problems anymore. 


7 Secrets of People Who Bring Their Lunch to Work Every Day

You probably have at least one coworker who, day after day, whips out a colorful Mason-jar salad or veggie-packed wrap.


Long-term care programs available statewide by 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's top health officials says the state's long-term care programs for the elderly and disabled will be available statewide by early 2018.


2 more mysterious Zika infections reported in South Florida

NEW YORK (AP) -- Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four. 


Medical marijuana and treatment of Alzheimer's

(CNN) -- A medical marijuana miracle? A recent study suggests marijuana may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease.  


Obama signs compromise drug-abuse bill into law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at curbing the abuse of heroin and opioid drugs. 


Hawaii hepatitis A outbreak now at 74 cases; source unknown

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii health officials are frustrated they haven't been able to identify the source of a hepatitis A outbreak on the island of Oahu. 


Time to get hooked on fish

(ABC)-- Eating fish to stay healthy? 


Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid

President Barack Obama is threatening to veto a $1.1 billion bill to combat the Zika virus the House passed early Thursday.


Overdose deaths overwhelm medical examiner, coroner offices


Medical examiner and coroner offices nationwide are overwhelmed by soaring overdose deaths, a shortage of forensic pathologists and other issues.


Ohio girl dies of brain-eating amoeba

(CNN)-- An Ohio teen is dead after contracting a brain-eating amoeba on a trip to North Carolina. She was with a ministry group from Messiah United Methodist Church when she apparently came into contact with the deadly bacteria.


Study: Many kids get no treatment for concussions

A new study says that nearly 2 million concussions from sports or play activities occur in U.S. children and teens each year and many receive no treatment.


Merck to buy biotech drug developer Afferent Pharmaceuticals

 KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) -- Drugmaker Merck is buying Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company developing a chronic cough medication. 


Obesity on the rise in women

(CNN)-- A new study finds obesity among women has risen, while obesity among men has stayed the same.  


Fewer teens becoming moms

(CNN)-- Fewer American girls are becoming teen moms.    


World Bank tackles health concerns

(CNN) -- Preventing the next pandemic and tackling world health issues was the focus of  an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. 


Teen births fall again, another drop in decades of decline

A government report shows teen pregnancies fell again last year, to another historic low.


Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. 


Millenials in no hurry to move away from parents

Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.   


Diabetes experts call for weight-loss surgery to be routine treatment

  WASHINGTON (AP) -- International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese.   


New Insights Into the Importance of Breakfast

(ABC) -- Do you need to eat breakfast every single day? For decades the conventional wisdom has been that eating breakfast kick starts one's metabolism.


New Study Reveals Dangers of 'Silent Heart Attacks'

(ABC) -- A new study reveals that nearly half of all heart attacks may be “silent,” which can be especially dangerous because they can go undetected and untreated.


Microbiome Research Just Got a Mega Infusion of Government and Private Funding

(ABC) -- The Obama administration announced a $121-million National Microbiome Initiative today to study how microscopic organisms that live all over the environment -- and our bodies -- can impact our health, climate and food security.


Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

A Boston hospital says a cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the United States.


Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients

Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable, advocates for the aged and disabled say. 


Study: Non-profit hospitals the most profitable

 CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers analyzed why some hospitals make big profits and found a surprise: Seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals are nonprofits, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle.  


GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal investigators say access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times.


Aunt Kicks Off Kidney Chain to Save Niece's Life

NEW YORK (ABC) -- An aunt's devotion to her niece inspired her to kick off a "kidney chain" that helped save the lives of three patients at a New York hospital.


Los Angeles, Bakersfield Top List Worst US Cities for Air Pollution

(ABC) -- Taking a deep breath in Los Angeles may fill your lungs with more than fresh air as the city is among the worst offenders for air pollution in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2016 State of the Air report. 


Florida Woman Allergic to Own Sweat, Tears Details Her Ordeal With Rare Condition

FLORIDA (ABC) -- A Florida woman is speaking out about her rare condition, which has left her unable to leave the house during the day. 


Surgery begins to separate infant conjoined twins in Texas

Surgery has started in Texas to separate two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. 


9 health officials hired to fight outbreak in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker has announced the creation of nine new positions at the state Department of Health Services to combat a rare bloodstream infection.


Cost of caring for Alzheimer's patients soars

WAUSAU (WAOW)- The cost of Alzheimer's care in the United States is expected to be a staggering 236 billion dollars in 2016.   


Additional death linked to Elizabethkingia outbreak

Another death in Wisconsin has been linked to an unprecedented outbreak of a bacteria known as Elizabethkingia.


DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer's meals recalled for glass in food

Nestle USA says it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer's products because of the possibility they might contain small pieces of glass.


4-month-old Bernie Sanders lookalike has died

Bernie Baby, the cheerful infant who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos on social media of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a lookalike white-haired wig, oversized glasses and plaid tie, has died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.


Florida governor declares Zika emergency

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a health emergency in four counties due to the Zika virus.


NFL says concussions way up; no release of full injury data

The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to the highest number in any of the past four years.


Flint water crisis highlights emergency management issues

Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency.


More Americans living past 100th birthday

A new government report finds that the number of Americans who make it past their 100th birthday is growing.


Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons

It's cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because their mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks.


Study questions link between teen pot smoking and IQ decline

A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence.


Wisconsin hospital lets parents video call with neonatal unit babies

A hospital in Sheboygan is providing parents with a new option to connect with their newborns while the infants remain in the neonatal intensive care unit.


Study: Rules for healthier school lunches working

The plan to make school lunches healthier is working, according to a new study led by the University of Washington.


Many doctors don't urge HPV shots for preteens, study says

Researchers say the results of a new survey suggest that some doctors need a clearer understanding of reasons to vaccinate preteens against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.


Flu season off to slower start this year; might be milder

Health officials say there's not much flu going around so far this year.


Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year

Health officials are seeing an increases of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago.


1 death linked to summer's fungal outbreak in NE Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin health officials say a death has been linked to this summer's outbreak of a fungal disease in northeastern Wisconsin.


Obama says India can cut emissions and poverty

President Barack Obama says India must curb its carbon dioxide pollution even while it works to eradicate poverty, prioritize growth and promote economic development.


Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Costco officials say testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in the company's chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.


HIV now treatable but most states keep laws criminalizing it

Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and that the U.S. Department of Justice says should be revised.


19 people in 7 states ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 19 people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad.


Cancer, heart disease cause of most deaths in Wisconsin

Cancer and heart disease continue to be the most common causes of death in Wisconsin in 2014.


Girl, 8, fights rare case of breast cancer

An 8-year-old Utah girl was diagnosed earlier this month with secretory breast carcinoma, a rare form of breast cancer.


Popular toy causing hair-raising experiences for parents, children

Parents are sharing their horrific experiences trying to remove Bunchems from their children's hair. 


FDA approves genetically-altered salmon

You may soon find genetically-altered salmon on your dinner plate.


Study: Can money buy happiness?

Don't believe what you've heard. Maybe money really can buy you happiness!


Study: Coffee could save your life

Drink up everyone! A massive new study finds coffee drinkers have lower risk of dying early.


Lab-grown vocal cords offer hope of treating voice disorders

Researchers have grown human vocal cords in the laboratory that appear capable of producing sound -- in hopes of one day treating voice-robbing disorders.


Campbell Soup recalls 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs

Campbell Soup is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original in the U.S. due to a possible choking hazard. More>>

Resch Center among venues providing sensory safe zones

The Resch Center in Ashwaubenon is among venues setting up a `sensory safe zone' where families dealing with autism can take a break from the stimulating sights and sounds of a sporting event or a concert.  More>>

Your beer belly may kill you

Going to your doctor may soon look more like going to your tailor. Instead of starting with a request to step on a scale, he or she may measure your waist.  More>>

Trending: Are mothers manipulated into buying junk food?

It's something familiar to almost every parent -- children begging for snacks they've seen advertised on television.   More>>

Medical news: Soda and your health

New research has revealed yet another reason to cut down on the soda -- it might contribute to heart failure. More>>

'Needle-like' objects found in Halloween candy

Authorities in Pennsylvania and Minnesota are investigating reports of needle-like objects found in Halloween candy while police in Massachusetts say someone left out samples of cough syrup for trick-or-treaters. More>>

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cuts individual plans from health exchange in parts of Wisconsin

(WBAY)-- Anthem, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) licensee in Wisconsin, has decided to completely pull out of the health care exchange (individual plans) market place in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties starting January.  More>>

Pediatricians push to raise smoking age to 21

Some doctors are pushing to raise the the age to legally buy cigarettes nationwide to 21. More>>

Study: Processed meats linked to cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer agency says that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. More>>

Transplant donor's family meets Eagle River recipient

On a crisp October day, a mother's deep brown eyes know what the heart wants. They yearn for her son, now beating in the chest of a white-haired man. More>>

New guidelines for mammograms

Less is apparently better than more when it comes to breast cancer screenings. More>>

Study: No amount of alcohol is OK for expectant mothers

No amount of alcohol is safe for expectant mothers, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. More>>

Dole recalls spinach in Wisconsin, possible salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling some cases of bagged spinach over health concerns of salmonella exposure. More>>

Girl sneezes 12,000 times a day, 20 times per minute

A 12-year-old girl can't stop sneezing. She sneezes about 12,000 times per day. More>>

Are video games good for the brain?

A researcher in Wisconsin says he figured out how you can improve your brain power and his advice is "just go play video games." More>>

Woman: Airline suggested I pump breast milk in pet area

A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet relief area. More>>

Trending now: Stopping the worst of social media for children

If you've ever watched teens using social media, you may wonder what's going on in their heads when they're engrossed in their screens. A new CNN study found out, as hundreds of 8th graders allowed them to take a look at their social media feeds.  More>>

Woman desperate to be blind uses drain cleaner in her eyes

A North Carolina woman is blind after putting drain cleaner in her eyes for months.  More>>

Agricultural officials expect strong bean crop in Wisconsin

Wisconsin may have a reputation as a major producer of milk and cheese. More>>

State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.  More>>

Time for flu vaccine, updated after misery of last winter

It's flu-shot season, and health officials expect to be able to avoid a repeat of last winter's misery, when the vaccine wasn't a good match for a nasty surprise strain. More>>

Report: More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer

Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly 400% increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer, according to new analysis by the Georgia Poison Center. More>>

Republicans tweak fetal tissue bill to allow some research

Republicans pushing a bill that would make it a felony to perform research using tissue from aborted fetuses have amended the measure to allow some work. More>>

Sausage patties recalled after complaints of metal pieces

A Wisconsin company is recalling roughly 89,000 pounds of pork sausage patties after officials say consumers complained of finding small pieces of metal. More>>

Calculate your heart health with a new tool

A new online tool may be able to reveal your heart health. CDC researchers worked with other experts to create an easy-to-use calculator. More>>

Pope changes rules for women and abortion

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Pope Francis has made a major change in the way the Catholic Church treats women who have had an abortion, dropping the requirement that they have a bishop's permission to lift the ban of their excommunication. More>>

Back-to-school shots

Did your child get all of his or her shots before school started? More>>

Free cash or tuna for customers from settlement

The suit claimed StarKist was under-filling its five-ounce tuna cans by a few tenths of an ounce. More>>

Wisconsin abortions drop 10 percent in 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new state report says the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped 10 percent last year. More>>

Wisconsin issues birth certificate recognizing same-sex parents

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin issued a release that the State of Wisconsin Vital Records office has corrected a birth certificate involving a same-sex couple. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly committee to vote on fetal tissue ban

The chairman of the Wisconsin State Assembly criminal justice committee says the panel plans to vote Sept. 9 on a bill that would make it a felony to perform research using tissue obtained from aborted fetuses. More>>

Doctors say boys need HPV vaccine too to prevent cancer

Back to school means back to the doctor, and for some kids, that means getting the dreaded shots.  More>>

Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests

New research finds that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks. More>>

'Mutant' head lice resistant to treatment

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A warning for parents -- a new and potentially drug-resistant species of head lice is showing up on the heads of kids around the U.S. More>>

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

A study at 10 Los Angeles high schools links e-cigarettes with later tobacco use.University of Southern California researchers found that 14-year-olds who'd ever tried e-cigarettes were more likely than others to later try other tobacco products. More>>

"Snowvember" baby boom

Charlie Stegura is two days old. He is also a Snowvember baby. More>>

Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital. More>>

More leave for new parents

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How much time would you like to take off following the birth of your child?  A wave of American firms are offering massive maternity and paternity leave policies, but will people actually take advantage of the days off?  More>>

CDC reminds parents back-to-school means immunization check-ups too

With the school year quickly approaching the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds parents to take a close look at their child's immunization records to protect them from diseases.  More>>

Lettuce in space possible with Madison company

A video has gone viral of astronauts eating lettuce from a plant they grew in space. They were able to do that with greenhouse units produced by Orbitec, a company in Madison. More>>

Bill banning use of aborted fetal tissue gets hearing

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers oppose a bill that would ban the use of aborted fetal tissue in Wisconsin. More>>

Another state defunds Planned Parenthood

The governor's office released a statement Thursday saying the Alabama Medicaid agency will end its provider contract with the group with a 15-day notice. More>>

Bitter battle over frozen embryos

A California doctor is in a legal battle to keep frozen embryos after a bitter divorce. Her ex-husband wants the embryos destroyed. She says they're her only chance to have children. More>>

More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

Two U.S. agencies say more than 380 people in 26 states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste. More>>

Can workout clothes make you burn more calories?

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Good Morning America took a hard look at a brand of workout clothing that claims it can make you burn more calories - by making you hotter.  More>>

RECALL: Kraft singles cheese, possible choking hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles because they may present a choking hazard. More>>

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers say a very small percentage of kids who are picky eaters may have emotional troubles that should be checked out.   The study, by researchers at Duke University's medical school, suggests that preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they  More>>

Americans cutting calories, but not eating healthy

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It turns out Americans have been cutting calories, but are still far from eating healthy. More>>

Boys' 2nd & 3rd degree sunburns show dangers of no sun protection

Pictures of two Oklahoma boys with second- and third-degree burns have started to make national headlines after they spent hours at a water park without sun protection, according to their mother. More>>

FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there. More>>

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

A new government report says health care spending is speeding up again. More>>

CDC: Americans not eating enough fruits, veggies

Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables and the federal government is not too happy about it. More>>

Republicans seeks to ban sale of fetal parts in Wisconsin

A pair of Republican state representatives is proposing a ban on the sale of fetal body parts in Wisconsin. More>>

Consumer reports no longer recommending detergent pods

Consumer reports will no longer recommend liquid detergent packets because of the link to accidental poisonings in young children. More>>

Planned Parenthood of WI dismisses GOP calls for state investigation

Republican state lawmakers are renewing their calls for a state investigation of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin after the release of a second video showing a national Planned Parenthood official negotiating the donation of human fetal tissue. More>>

Teen explains what life is like in coma

For two weeks Claire Wineland kept picturing herself in Alaska looking at forests, caves and wildlife. More>>

Study: High-risk areas for Lyme disease are growing

Health officials say the geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically. More>>

Teen marks end of cancer treatment with 'Rocky' run

A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy who underwent nearly 18 months of cancer treatment after doctors found a football-sized tumor in his stomach marked the end of his treatment Sunday by taking a page out of the hit Rocky movies. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly approves abortion 20-week abortion ban

The state Assembly has passed a bill banning non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Minnesota boy who got brain infection after swimming dies

A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a western Minnesota lake has died. More>>

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

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The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. More>>

Infant's unusual head shape reveals dangerous condition

At 2 months old, Matthew Boler had bright eyes, chubby cheeks and an odd-looking head that was narrow and oblong. Matthew's mother Megan Boler just thought her new baby had bucked the trend of family trait of large round heads. More>>

The ultimate Father's Day gift: A kidney

Nick Kaczorowski is putting your Father's Day gift to shame. More>>

JetBlue attendant sends breast-pumping mom to airplane bathroom

A young mother from New York says an airplane crew member relegated her to an in-flight lavatory after denying her request that she be allowed to pump breast milk in the back of the plane. More>>

California couple receives heartbreaking cancer diagnoses within weeks

Shari Martin said she was stunned to learn of her breast cancer diagnosis, but nothing could prepare her for the equally frightening news she heard in the weeks following — that her husband of seven years, Shad, had cancer as well. More>>

Which state has top rate of drug overdose deaths?

A report on injury prevention says West Virginia has by far the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. More>>

Obama administration cracking down on trans fats

 The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. More>>

West Nile virus case confirmed in Jefferson County

Health officials say a dead bird has tested positive for West Nile virus in Jefferson County. More>>

Case of bacterial meningitis confirmed in Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee Health Department says Milwaukee has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis. More>>

State vet issues guidelines for bird exhibits at fairs

The state veterinarian has some new guidelines for showing birds at a fair in Wisconsin this summer. More>>

Study: Underage drinking declining in US

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A new government study finds that underage drinking is on the decline. The report found that drinking among Americans age 12 to 20 dropped six percent between 2002 and 2013. More>>

NY court: Medical examiners don't have to return all organs

New York's highest court has ruled that medical examiners don't have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing. More>>

NYC officials want high-sodium warning on menus

New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants. More>>

Study: Some for-profit hospitals charging 10x Medicare rates

A study appearing in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs has found that 20 of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida. More>>

Madison lab confirms they received live anthrax

An East Madison lab was one of 18 nationwide that was mistakenly sent live anthrax spores. More>>

At least 1 Wisconsinite is at "minimal risk" for anthrax

U.S. officials say at least one person in Wisconsin is receiving precautionary treatment, after live anthrax spores were sent to a lab in the state, according to WKOW TV in Madison. More>>

Eating grill brush bristle in burger lands woman in surgery

A Connecticut woman was rushed to the hospital with intense stomach pain after she accidentally swallowed something in her hamburger. More>>

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened. More>>

Public hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban

A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Parents say pot helped young daughter's seizures

An Ohio family moved 1,200 miles to get a medical marijuana derivative for their 3-year-old to give her some relief from her seizures, and they say it's working. More>>

Dairy Queen nixes sugary drinks on children's menu

Dairy Queen is removing sugary drinks from its childrens' menu. The move comes at the request of health advocates.  More>>

Bike to work day kicks off cycling season

Cyclists are celebrating the start of the season with Bike to Work Day! More>>

Bill introduced to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Wisconsin Republicans have introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Life-saving photo: Illinois mom discovers her son's cancer

A Rockford, Illinois mother's cell phone turned out to be life-saving. More>>

Jennie-O lays off 233 workers due to bird flu

Jennie-O Turkey Store says it's laying off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut the number of available turkeys. More>>

Mother says she was 'lunch shamed' by school for packing oreos for daughter

Leeza Pearson was out of fruit and vegetables one day last week, so she tucked a pack of Oreos in her daughter Natalee's lunch and sent her off to school at the Children's Academy in Aurora, Colorado.Pearson said she was stunned when her 4-year-old came home later in the day with the cookies untouched and a sternly worded note from the school. More>>

An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. More>>

Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. More>>

4th case of avian flu detected in Wisconsin

There's another case of bird flu in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Wednesday that H5 avian influenza has been detected in an unidentified turkey flock in Chippewa County. More>>

How to tell when feeling tired is a sign of a health problem

In our go, go, go lives, it's not always easy to spot problematic lack of energy. But if you're sleeping a solid seven to eight hours a night and still feeling sluggish, that should raise a red flag. More>>

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