BodyTalk

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Reporter Josephine Marcotty and the Star Tribune's health team post on the latest medical research and fads, invite experts to weigh in, and share insights into what makes Minnesota the quintessentially healthy place it is.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: health, body, medicine, Star Tribune

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A word about masks on Apr 28, 2009 in UncategorizedEvery news photo on swine flu shows people wearing masks. Surgical masks. Construction masks. White masks. Blue masks. But here’s a tip — most masks don’t really protect you. There is only one type called N95 that stops the spread...



The brain of a kleptomaniac on Apr 1, 2009 in UncategorizedDo you know any kleptomaniacs? If so, here’s some news: A researcher at the University of Minnesota has found that a drug commonly used to treat alcoholism appears to work on kleptomania, too. Here’s a pretty hilarious video on the study publ...



Prat, er, pet falls on Mar 26, 2009 in UncategorizedWhich is more dangerous, cats or dogs?



Do you eat meat? on Mar 24, 2009 in UncategorizedRed meat is as American as apple pie and the wild wild west. But eating it every day will likely hasten your death, according to one of the largest studies ever done. Researchers looked at 500,000 middle-aged and elderly Americans, and those who ate...



The middle ground on abortion? on Mar 22, 2009 in abortionHas the national debate about abortion changed? Is there a middle ground between the two sides that have been polarized for years? Sarah Stoesz, CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, will answer questions about that today h...



Do you wear a helmet? on Mar 18, 2009 in UncategorizedNatasha Richardson’s terrible skiing accident has the public safety world buzzing about ski helmets. Read about here in The Lede in the New York Times. But a helmet may not have made a difference. Dr. Ron Tarrel, a neurologist with the Noran Cl...