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‘Serial killer’ cells destroy leukemia

NEW YORK – Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia – turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New HIV infections in U.S. hold steady at 50,000

NEW YORK – The number of Americans newly infected with the AIDS virus each year has been holding steady at about 50,000, according to a government report.But a U.S. health official said just...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: new blood tests can reveal gender, fast

CHICAGO – Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found.Though not widely offered by U.S....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Face transplants lead to renewed life for some

They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else’s cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Gentle yoga classes available Gentle yoga class with Jennifer Kiel, certified yoga instructor, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

The squeeze on soda

It appears a recent proposal for a hefty state tax on sugared drinks could be bottled up indefinitely by opponents.The proposal came from Yale University food expert Kelly Brownell, who was...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Competing in heat is OK, for some

CHICAGO – Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn’t trump common sense, the nation’s...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Has healthful food become a luxury in U.S.?

SEATTLE – A healthful diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Free birth control possible by 2013

WASHINGTON – Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued by health experts advising the government.An Institute of...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Durango library to hold women’s health series The Durango Public Library will begin its Women’s Health Lecture Series from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the library, 1900 East Third Ave., with “Hormone...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Voice recognitioncan be a challenge for the dyslexic

WASHINGTON – Pick up the phone and hear, “Hey, what’s up?” Chances are, those few words are enough to recognize who’s speaking – perhaps unless you have dyslexia.In a surprise discovery,...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Kids play doctor at medical summer camp

WARRENTON, Va. – Again and again, 12-year-old Brianna Bowens cautiously pokes the human eyeball. On purpose. The donated eye is tougher than you’d think. It takes a few slices with a sharp scalpel...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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