U study finds doula support linked to lower C-section rate among Medicaid moms
Women on Medicaid who give birth with the support of a trained doula are 40 percent less likely to have a Caesarean section than Medicaid recipients who have their babies without that support, according to a University of Minnesota study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health. This finding suggests that providing Medicaid coverage for brith doulas might save taxpayers money.
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Don't let PRRS hitch a ride with your manure hauler
Research conducted by the University of Minnesota is helping veterinarians develop strategies to help manure applicators keep the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus from hitching a ride on equipment during manure pumping and hauling operations.
National Hog Farmer
People and Lifestyle
A look at the tiny house movement
Could you live in a home that is less than 1,000 square feet? What about 100 square feet? On The Daily Circuit, MPR explores a growing movement to get back to the times without much except shelter, food and few material possessions. Thomas Fisher, professor of architecture and the dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, joined in on the discussion.
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Fight food waste: Learn to love leftovers
Most families in the United States toss out an estimated 40 percent of the food they buy. With hundreds of millions of people around the globe going hungry, there's a renewed focus on reducing food waste. Huge investments have been made to increase food production, but there's still potential for more, according to Jon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.
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Asteroid comes 'very close' to Earth Friday
A 150 foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth today, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. Scientists promise the megarock will be at least 17,100 miles away when it zips past Earth. KSTP.com spoke with University of Minnesota Professor Lawrence Rudnick about the asteroid.
SARS-linked virus may have spread between people
British officials say a mysterious virus related to SARS may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member. Yet, health experts still are unsure of how humans are being infected. Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota, warned the virus could be adapting into a more transmissible form.
Bell Museum offered 'science nerds' a place to celebrate love
Love birds met stuffed birds on Valentine's Day at the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History. That's because the museum offered the romantically inclined the chance to celebrate the holiday with a midwinter, climate-controlled picnic, nibbling on brie, baguettes and chocolates while sprawled on blankets in front of natural history dioramas under the glassy-eyed gaze of stuffed moose, bears and elk.