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Performance center opens at Fort Lewis College, could attract elite athletes

Exercise science majors at Fort Lewis College now have more opportunities to do research and work with athletes thanks to the newly opened Fort Lewis College Durango Performance Center. The Durango...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. – The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

WASHINGTON – Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach. British researchers said Wednesday that keeping at least some...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO – For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win so far for...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

WASHINGTON – Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK – Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

NEW YORK – Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

NEW YORK – Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday. The...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

SEATTLE – A large study offers more evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life, with repeated injuries and severe ones posing the greatest danger. Researchers...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks, study says

CHICAGO – Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Take it easy on yourself, and be healthier – the power of self compassion

If you think you need to channel your inner drill sergeant to eat your vegetables and get to the gym, think again. Research shows that a healthy dose of self-compassion actually helps us form...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

“Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health