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FDA pulls cancer drug

WASHINGTON – The blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their lives or even provides enough temporary benefit...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Deep-chilling trauma patients may save them

WASHINGTON – Suspended animation may not be just for sci-fi movies anymore: Trauma surgeons soon will try plunging some critically injured people into a deep chill – cooling their body temperatures...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Women more likely to have ‘broken heart syndrome’

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman’s heart breaks more easily than a man’s.Females are seven to nine times more likely to suffer “broken heart syndrome,” when sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Cholesterol drug price expected to plummet

Many of the 1 million Coloradans with high cholesterol are about to save more than $100 a month because the price is plummeting on the world’s best-selling drug.Many of these people are spending...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Gentle yoga to be held Mondays and Thursdays A gentle yoga class with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New advice offered on kids’ cholesterol tests

More children should be screened for high cholesterol before puberty, beyond those with a family history of problems, according to wide-ranging new guidelines expected from government-appointed...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study reopens controversy about alcoholics and liver transplants

CHICAGO – Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn’t have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate about...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds links to autism

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – As scientists strive to find what’s behind a spike in autism, especially in boys, a new study has raised the possibility that antidepressants taken by their mother may be...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Growing older with purpose

Baby boomers can lead long and meaningful lives if they approach retirement with the attitude that age is not a negative condition but just a number, say two Durango-area experts in the field.Being...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Yoga turned upside down

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. The latest yoga trend defies gravity.AntiGravity Yoga is a fitness practice that uses a silk hammock as a soft trapeze for resistance and support as participants hang upside down...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds pythons can have big hearts

WASHINGTON – You don’t think of pythons as big-hearted toward their fellow creatures. They’re better known for the bulge in their bodies after swallowing one of those critters whole. But the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

A few alcoholic drinks per week linked to breast cancer

CHICAGO – Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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