Southwest Life

Japan nuke workers: Store blood cells now

NEW YORK – Workers at Japan’s troubled nuclear plant should store blood cells now in case they need them later as treatment for radiation overdose, some Japanese experts suggest.Plant workers are...

DATE: April 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Death rate for lung cancer among women declines

WASHINGTON – For the first time, women’s death rates from lung cancer are dropping, possibly a turning point in the smoking-fueled epidemic. It’s a small decline, says the nation’s annual report on...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study tracks heart deaths in NCAA

WASHINGTON – The death of a Michigan teenage basketball player has renewed questions about what kind of heart checkup young athletes need to make the team, and a new study may influence that...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Everest skiers climb high for MS

One of the twin brothers whose documentary film about skiing the north ridge of Mount Everest is scheduled to attend a showing of the film Wednesday evening in Durango to raise funds for multiple...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hormonal gel reduces preterm births in some women

WASHINGTON – A simple treatment – a hormone-containing vaginal gel – significantly reduces premature births among pregnant women who are at high risk because of a problem with the cervix,...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Just a placebo? German doctors advised to give more

LONDON – For German patients plagued with problems like chronic pain and mild depression, doctors may soon be trying something a little different: a placebo.After completing a major study on the...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Institute urges more studies of gay, transgender health

WASHINGTON – Scientists only recently learned how certain diseases affect women differently than men, and blacks differently than whites. Now a major new report says it’s time to study the unique...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

The robotic touch

STEVENAGE, England – Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the 4-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Hunt on for better radiation care

WASHINGTON – Japan’s nuclear emergency highlights a big medical gap: Few treatments exist to help people exposed to large amounts of radiation.But some possibilities are in the pipeline –...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Survivors of assault have support group Local psychotherapist Emily Newcomer will facilitate Sexual Assault Services Organization’s free 12-week support group for female survivors of teen and adult...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Popular folk remedies for colic called ineffective

CHICAGO – That nonstop crying of a baby with colic has some parents turning to popular folk remedies. Unfortunately, there’s no good evidence they work, according to a review of 15 studies.The...

DATE: April 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors execute full face transplant in U.S.

BOSTON – A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his...

DATE: March 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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