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Allergy season here with vengeance

There may be a whiff of truth to claims by allergy sufferers who sniffle that this season is, well, a bigger headache than years past.And now, more bad news: It’s also lasting longer, prolonging...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Mushroom medicine

As a microbiologist who worked in cancer research, Anna-Marija Helt knows complete remission of the scourge is often a long shot.But as an herbalist who studies fungi, including mushrooms, she...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Cases of measles on the rise in United States

ATLANTA – The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe, where there’s...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Prostate cancer surgery helps younger men

Men under 65 with early prostate cancer had better survival odds if they had surgery right away instead of waiting for treatment only if their cancer got worse, a study in Sweden found. That was...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Baby-loss mamas,’ dads share grief online

MIAMI – Kristin Cook was 26 weeks pregnant last May when doctors delivered devastating news. Her baby, a little girl already named Stevie Joy, no longer had a heartbeat.The next few days were a...

DATE: May 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Southern leprosy cases linked to armadillo

LOS ANGELES – With some genetic sleuthing, scientists have fingered a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the southern United States: the nine-banded armadillo. DNA tests show a match in the...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

The candy jar trap

The bowl of candy that greets visitors at many places of business in Durango is put there with the best of intentions.The message is: Welcome, we value your patronage.But nutritionists don’t see it...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Research roadblock meets deadly diseases

WASHINGTON – Every other week, 7-year-old twins Addison and Cassidy Hempel have an experimental medicine injected into their spines in hopes of battling a rare, fatal disease. And it’s their mom...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Women’s health presentations May 13 The Women’s Health Coalition will hold a celebration of National Women’s Health Week with the “Healthy Women – Powerful Women” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May...

DATE: May 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

New guidelines define earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Intricate surgery gives woman a helping hand

LOS ANGELES – For the first time in five years, Emily Fennell has two hands. The 26-year-old single mother, who lost her right hand in a car accident, showed off her newly donated hand Tuesday...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

Heading off big problems

The local effort to monitor athletic head injuries apparently is ahead of the curve.Two Mercy Regional Medical Center efforts to protect student-athletes and others from head injuries predate a...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Health

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