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Reflexology unlocks pain relief by treating nerves in the feet

Feet get shoved into shoes, pounded into the pavement and sometimes neglected, but they can hold the key to pain relief for some patients. The nerve endings in the feet are linked to internal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Washington man is 1st in U.S. to catch new virus from China

SEATTLE – The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Human-to-human transmission of viral pneumonia confirmed in China

BEIJING – The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

NEW YORK – Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. drinking more now than just before Prohibition

NEW YORK – Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

BETHESDA, Md. – Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once avid athlete and he knew the simple exercise...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Electric scooter injuries surge along with their popularity

Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday. Nearly 40,000 broken bones,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

NEW YORK – Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. The overall cancer death...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

NEW YORK – On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no foods at all are allowed for long stretches of time. A diet that...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Local vape shops to diversify after national news of hospitalizations, deaths

Some retail vape shops in Durango are looking to diversify their business models after reports about hospitalizations and deaths associated with vaping drove a sales decline. “About a fourth of my...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in U.S.

NEW YORK – This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States. Globally, there was an...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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