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Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It’s not clear if the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Psychiatrists coming to Durango, via video

Dr. Michael Washinksy, a private psychiatrist in Durango, can’t book new patients for appointments until mid-February. The wait time is indicative of the regional and national shortage of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Romaine lettuce warning looms over Thanksgiving dinner

NEW YORK – Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That’s according to health officials who’ve been monitoring the year-old outbreak....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Baby aspirin linked to reduced ovarian cancer, study finds

A study published last month offers some new hope for helping prevent ovarian cancer - in the form of a baby aspirin - and may add to the growing body of evidence that inflammation plays a role in...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK – Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. officials report a record number of tick diseases

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO – Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

With teen vaping exploding, Colorado’s QuitLine will now help users as young as 12

When smokers dial (800) QUIT-NOW, they can work with a coach, over the phone, to understand triggers, manage cravings and grapple with relapse. The eligibility age for the Colorado QuitLine was 15....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON – Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.” As a teenager,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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