Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also:
- 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall
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As anybody who has covered government before can attest, public hearings on controversial issues can quickly spiral out of control.SEE ALSO:-- Watch: Senate, House committees vote on gay marriage-- Anti-gay MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen introduces ex-gay friend on House floor [VIDEO]Case in point is t ... More >>
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be among the most healthy metros in the country, but a new study concludes Minnesota is on pace to be really fat in the not-so-distant future.Get ready to suck in your gut: A new study by the Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that at the current ... More >>
See also:-- New flu strain acquired through contact with pigs-- State Fair pigs examined, none sent home due to flu concernsMinnesota has recorded its second case of the flu that had State Fair workers examining 250 pigs last week as a precaution.
See also:Minnesota reports its first West Nile virus case this yearWest Nile Virus is on the rise this year, with 18 cases reported in Minnesota and several people hospitalized with serious complications, according to the Star Tribune. The past four years have seen a lull in the disease.Texas has in ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United StatesYour scale's not broken. In 2011, Minnesota got fatter.
A Detroit-to-Chicago flight was quarantined for three hours yesterday on Midway Airport's tarmac due to suspicions that a Red Wing, Minn., woman might have contracted monkeypox in Uganda.Lisa Sievers, 50, was on her way back to Minnesota after spending more than three months in Uganda trying to fina ... More >>
Two Republican senators have introduced a bill to increase the state's tobacco tax from 35 percent to more than 47 percent.The tax revenue, which could amount to as much as $320 million, would be funneled into the state's general treasury. According to Politics in Minnesota, earlier this week, on ... More >>
srqpixMore peaceful than most states.An organization called the Institute for Economics and Peace has crunched some numbers and some up with the U.S. Peace Index, a ranking of the most peaceful states in America.
Minnesota comes in at No. 4.
Does this mean we all have to go out to a street ... More >>
There she goes again.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has stated flatly to supporters in a fundraising e-mail that the Obama administration is refusing to publish the CDC's annual "Abortion Surveillance Report."
But an e-mail (below) obtained by Media Matters shows that the report has been submitted ... More >>
Image: CDCThe flu virus: It looks pretty, but it can make your life a misery.Somewhere out there in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, a new strain of flu is gaining a foothold in a long-term care facility.
Three residents there tested positive for influenza A/H3 by the Departme ... More >>
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales.
State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.