Health

New Clues on Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Differs From Men's

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference…

Pierre Man Charged With Abusing Infant

Pierre resident Derek Berman is facing charges of abuse or cruelty to a minor under the age of seven, and aggravated battery of an infant. The 29-year-old was arrested Saturday after a report of possible child abuse was received by…

Klobuchar's Plan Would Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It's an issue that's personal for the Minnesota senator, whose 91-year-old father is…

Report: Opioid Deaths Dropped in Minnesota in 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018. Preliminary statewide data released Tuesday shows that overdose deaths dropped 17 percent, from 733 in 2017 to 607 in 2018. Officials say the numbers…

Number of Abortions in South Dakota Continues to Decline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Department of Health's annual report on abortions shows a 23% decline in the procedures in 2018 compared to the previous year, which is the sharpest one-year decline in a decade. The report shows…

Meat From A Lab? Startups Cook Up Alternative To Slaughter

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A growing number of startups worldwide are making meat that doesn't require slaughtering animals. Cell-based or cultured meat is produced by extracting cells from an animal and feeding the cells in a nutrient broth until they…

Dementia Tied to Hormone-Blocking Prostate Cancer Treatment

CHICAGO (AP) - Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment. That's according to a large, U.S. government-funded analysis published Friday. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with…

Health Officials Urge Firework Eye Safety

SIOUX FALLS, SD--- Ahead of America's 243rd birthday, health official wanted to give a few tips to make sure you see fireworks this year and for years to come. "I think the easiest thing to…

Abortions in Minnesota See 2% Decline in 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Statistics released by the state Department of Health show there were 9,910 abortions performed in Minnesota in 2018, a 2% decrease from the year before. While the overall numbers declined, the number of people who…

Police Say Toddler Left in Hot Vehicle Died at Hospital

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Authorities say a 16-month girl died after being left inside a hot vehicle in northwest Iowa's Sioux City. The Sioux City Police Department says officers dispatched around 4 p.m. Sunday found the toddler unconscious. The National…

Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health Announce Plans To Merge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two of the largest health care providers in the Midwest are planning to join forces. Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health announced Friday both organizations signed a letter of intent to "become the destination for personalized primary…

Health Panel: Millions of US Kids Should Get Hepatitis Shot

ATLANTA (AP) - A scientific panel is recommending that more than 2 million U.S. kids get vaccinated against hepatitis A. Thirteen years ago, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended hepatitis A shots for all U.S. children at age 1.…

Vaccine No Match Against Flu Bug That Popped Up Near End

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the…

On Facebook

kdlttv-kdlt-300x100-146964-08082016-808

On Twitter