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1 hr ago | The Madison Press

Benefits of early childhood education may be extensive

An unfortunate reality of modern life is that too many families no longer have the luxury of having at least one parent staying at home to care for young children.


Related Topix: Opinion

2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

U doctors chase cure for diabetic kidney disease in cheap pill for gout

Paul Wild has been a reliable research volunteer at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, participating in two landmark studies that changed the standard of care for diabetes, a disease that afflicts more than 24 million Americans.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gout, Diabetes, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Kidney Cancer

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

United Noodles deli announces launch of a bike-based delivery service

Starting Thursday, the Asian grocery's in-house deli will deliver. United Noodles is collaborating with Rock-It Bicycle Delivery to send its east Asian delicacies all over Seward and the U of M campus.


Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Minneapolis, MN

11 hrs ago | TwinCities

In Ventura's defamation case, eyewitness memories on trial, too

During a trial set to wrap up Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul, more than a dozen eyewitnesses testified about an alleged fistfight between former Navy sniper Chris Kyle and former Navy frogman Jesse Ventura.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

City Pages

U of M professor bashes review of university's drug research program

A University of Minnesota bioethics professor is criticizing the university's review into its drug research program, detailing many conflicts of interest and questioning the backgrounds of the appointed investigators, including one involved in an alarming medical malpractice case.


The Wichita Eagle

Judge likely to release CT results in Kolstad case

Philip Nelson, center, is flanked by his parents, Pat and Norma Nelson as he leaves the Blue Earth County Justice Center in Mankato, Minn.


Related Topix: Blue Earth County, MN, Mankato, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Health

WMU's Sunseeker team ties for third at Formula Sun Grand Prix, one of ...

The three-day, closed track solar race ended with the WMU team tied with the University of Minnesota, with 110 laps.


Related Topix: Oregon State University, Principia College, Illinois State University

Delta Farm Press

Hard to feed the world without genetic engineering

In a recent National Geographic magazine series, "The Future of Food," Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, writes a cover article detailing a 5-step plan to feed the burgeoning world population.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Environment, Science, Agriculture


Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.


Related Topix: Kids, Family


Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Nursing

Fox News

Rates of high belly fat leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012, according to a new analysis of national data.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

Medical News Today

Adolescent alcohol abuse associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood

Prior research has shown strong associations between adolescent alcohol abuse and adverse outcomes in early adulthood.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Genetics, Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington


Study will test promising treatment to forestall kidney disease among diabetics

Paul Wild has been a reliable research volunteer at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, participating in two landmark studies that changed the standard of care for diabetes, a disease that afflicts more than 24 million Americans.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Gout, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Kidney Cancer

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Diabetic kidney disease trials vital

SMART glasses that help those suffering from sight loss to see obstacles and faces has been named as one of the finalists in a charity competition.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Gout, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin


Gophers football: UMN lands running back Jonathan Femi-Cole

Canadian three-star running back Jonathan Femi-Cole gave an oral commitment Saturday to play for the University of Minnesota.


Related Topix: Cadott, WI

New York Daily News

When health care kills

The U.S. Senate hearing on health care had an unsettling title: "More than 1,000 preventable deaths a day is too many: The need to improve patient safety."


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, New York, Opinion

The Madison Courier

Summer interns gain on-the-job experience working in Madison

Stephanie Price, center, talks about her internship at the Jefferson County Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.


Related Topix: Madison, IN, Jefferson County, IN, Hanover College, Iowa State University, West Virginia University


Gay Photographer Minor White's Stunning Work Is Celebrated In New Retrospective

Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit , the first major retrospective of the great American photographer's work since 1989, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through October 19 in Los Angeles .


Related Topix: Princeton University, Photography

Summit County Voice

Study: There's huge potential for increased food production on existing land

A systematic University of Minnesota study of global agricultural resources suggest that improving food systems in a few specific regions could make it possible to both meet the basic needs of 3 billion more people and decrease agriculture's environmental footprint.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Environment

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Program targets at-risk junior high students to raise graduation rates

Three sets of eighth-graders will get an extra hand up over the coming school year, the second year of an intensive program to turn around struggling lives early.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Patterson, CA, Stanislaus County, CA