Southwest Life

Study finds HIV risks rise with some birth control in Africa

ATLANTA – In what’s being called the first research of its kind, a study found that HIV-infected women in Africa are more likely to spread the AIDS virus if they use hormone-based birth control.The...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Progress is seen on a blood test for Alzheimer’s

PARIS – Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal: A blood test to screen people for Alzheimer’s disease.An experimental test did a good job of indicating how much of the telltale Alzheimer’s...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Heart Safe La Plata to offer trainings Heart Safe La Plata will offer these CPR trainings: An adult CPR/AED class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

E. coli victim relates experience

ATLANTA – In early May, John Meyer stayed at a lakeside hotel in Hamburg, Germany. He attended a business conference. He went sailing. And he became one of the few U.S. victims in one of the worst...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Salt diet dangers linked to potassium

ATLANTA – The debate about the dangers of eating too much salt has gained a new wrinkle: A federal study suggests that the people most at risk are those who also get too little...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Warning to sloshed Aussies (or) No more sloshed Aussies?

SYDNEY – Australia’s liquor industry has launched a voluntary program to label its products with health warnings, possibly to pre-empt future criticism that it is contributing to excessive drinking...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Parents: Healthier fast-food meals to come

WASHINGTON – Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids can start to look beyond chicken nuggets and macaroni-and-cheese.At least 19 restaurant chains – including Burger King,...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New rules aim to speed new Alzheimer’s drugs

The government is making it easier to test new Alzheimer’s drugs, hoping to speed progress toward new treatments for the mind-robbing disease.One of every eight people 65 or older has Alzheimer’s,...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Southern Ute prenatal program open The Southern Ute Montessori Early Head Start Program is accepting applications for its prenatal program. There is no charge for this service. The program provides...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S Army rethinks the handling of brain injuries

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The traumatic brain injury that Army Staff Sgt. Isidoro Castillo suffered when a suicide bomber attacked his unit in Afghanistan could have meant the end of his...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Renowned MS expert to speak

A world-renowned multiple sclerosis researcher, consulted by a dozen La Plata County residents with the autoimmune disease who travel to Denver to see him, is scheduled to speak Friday at the...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Colon cancer down in U.S., except Miss.

ATLANTA – Colon cancer deaths continue to drop across America – except in Mississippi, health officials say.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report last week that echoes...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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