Bessma Dabaan


Post-ACA, cancer tests up

More young women are screening for cervical cancer now that the Affordable Care Act promises health care coverage under a parent until age 26.   After the 2010 change, the percentage of young women who screened for cervical cancer rose to just more than 70 percent in 2012.

K-Bop Korean coming to Dinky

One Asian cuisine restaurant closed its doors in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota, but another will soon take its place. Quang Minh, which served Vietnamese, Chinese and Malaysian food, closed in September, but K-Bop Korean Bistro will open early next year, and its owners expect success.

Antibiotic resistance plagues public health

Substantial use of antibiotics has caused an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, impacting health care providers’ ability to fight infectious diseases. Government officials are trying to teach the general public more about the issue in order to ensure the medicine is used appropriately. In an effort to address antibiotic overuse across the globe, Gov. Mark Dayton announced last week as “Get Smart — Know When Antibiotics Work Week.”