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Wisconsin district adds breaks amid university flu study

A southern Wisconsin school district will have three longer weekend breaks next school year after a University of Wisconsin-Madison study showed time off curbs the spread of flu.


House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse


The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily. More>>

Wisconsin officials warn against synthetic marijuana

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a warning about synthetic marijuana products that have recently sent multiple people to the hospital with severe bleeding.


Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine


Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant. More>>

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up


Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes. More>>

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem


The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. More>>

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions


A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. More>>

Poison control warns about fire colorant product

As the summer campfire season picks up Minnesota Poison Control has a warning about a product used to generate colored flames.


FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. 


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