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Autism hits Somali kids harder, says UM research report

Autism might not be any more prevalent among Somali children in Minneapolis than it is among white children in the city, but the severity of the developmental disorder appears harsher in this minority group. The study is the largest ever in the U.S. of autism prevalence among Somali immigrants.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:04 PM

Minnesota's health care spending brakes sharply

Between 2010 and 2011, it grew a comparatively slight 2 percent.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 09:36 PM

E-cigs: U researchers to study if they do more harm than good

One of the great unanswered questions for smokers who are trying to quit — and for the advocacy groups that are trying to help them — is whether electronic cigarettes are friends or foes.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 10:18 PM

Brain bypass helps North Dakota teen injured by shotgun blast

Dr. Eric Nussbaum, a neurosurgeon at United Hospital in St. Paul, applied a common procedure to an uncommon wound after a 14-year-old Kaelan Macdonald was injured in a hunting accident that sent a stray pellet zipping between his left eye and eye socket to lodge inside an artery in his brain.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 07:38 PM

Minneapolis residents sue General Mills over pollutant in soil

Minneapolis residents filed two class action suits over pollutant in soil. Associates of Erin Brockovich plan a community meeting.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 12:42 PM

U faculty calls for review of controversial drug study

A young man committed suicide in 2004 while participating in the study

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 07:10 PM

MNsure applications double as state works to fix glitches

More than 71,000 have applied for health insurance, but problems persist.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Eagan day-care provider pleads guilty to manslaughter in baby's death

Eagan woman pleads to felony manslaughter; 3-month-old baby suffocated while sleeping at her overcrowded home in August 2011.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:06 AM

After chemo, it's not time to take it easy; aerobics and a 5K?

A new therapy called cancer rehabilitation, adopted by Allina Health and a handful of other Minnesota medical providers, is designed to help people overcome the mental and physical aftereffects of cancer and its harsh treatments.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 05:24 PM

MNsure will get a discount double-check

State and county officials are reviewing 30,000 to 40,000 applications to determine if people were incorrectly denied premium subsidies or coverage on public programs.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 07:51 PM

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