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Cure your heroin overdose – with nasal spray

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.His mother ran outside, frantically assembling a pen-like canister. Her...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Heart Safe La Plata to offer CPR courses Heart Safe La Plata will offer these CPR and first-aid courses in the training room of Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, 142 Sheppard Drive:An adult CPR/AED...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Sweating cancer away

ATLANTA A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. Now, the experts say there’s strong evidence that both habits may help prevent the disease from coming back.New...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

More youth head injuries or more awareness?

CHICAGO –The number of children being diagnosed with concussions doubled in recent years, emergency-room data suggest, but the injuries don’t seem to be getting any worse.In fact, the percentage of...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Let’s use that kidney again and again

CHICAGO – It turns out you can recycle just about anything these days – even kidneys and other organs donated for transplants.Recently in Chicago, in what is believed to be the first documented...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Study links obese moms, autism

CHICAGO – Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.It’s among the first studies linking the two, and though it doesn’t prove...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Feds to phase out use of drugs in animals

WASHINGTON – The bacon you had for breakfast is at the center of a 35-year debate about antibiotics.That’s because the same life-saving drugs that are prescribed to treat everything from ear...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

You could know your DNA, but do you want to?

WASHINGTON – Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health briefs

Sexual assault hotline seeks volunteers Volunteers are sought to be Crisis Hotline advocates for Sexual Assault Services Organization, or SASO. Advocates empower and validate survivors and give...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Fewer people race for cure after grant debacle

DALLAS – For years, Katie Sanchez participated in her local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, raising money annually to honor her aunt, cousin and a male friend – all breast-cancer survivors.But...

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health to the max

DATE: April 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Men cycle U.S. to promote suicide awareness

PUEBLO (AP) – Arizona cycling enthusiasts Zachary Chipps and Thomas Brown know well the pain and isolation that comes when a loved one commits suicide.“After my brother committed suicide, I was one...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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