Health news headlines include:
- 2015 legislation planned to require insurance coverage of contraceptives
- Minnesota health care startups rank first for venture dollars raised so far in 2014
- Scientist learn more about the battle in your belly
Spurred by a recent Supreme Court ruling, DFLers in the state House say they will introduce legislation next year to require insurance coverage for contraceptives by certain employer health plans in Minnesota.
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, says the legislation is needed because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld a challenge by crafts retailer Hobby Lobby to mandated contraceptive coverage in the federal Affordable Care Act. Read More…
Health-care technology startups in the Midwest are having a banner year so far in 2014, raising more funding rounds of higher dollar amounts than at any time since 2005, a report from Cleveland-based BioEnterprise said.
The top three Midwestern states in terms of health-technology investing this year are Minnesota, with $184 million worth of deals so far; Ohio, with $155 million, and Michigan, with $114 million, the report said. Read More…
Kathleen Pender knew her gut was trying to tell her something. She just wasn’t sure what it was.
The 23-year-old Minneapolis woman had recently returned from a stay in Ghana, where she took antibiotics to treat a bout of food poisoning. Back in Minnesota, she soon developed severe, chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. Read More…