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Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

WASHINGTON – We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Health paradox: New U.S. diabetes cases fall as obesity rises

NEW YORK – The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

CHICAGO – Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests. The differences...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Students learn to protect their minds from toxic stress

Big Picture High School sophomore Ava Aragon taught her peers how to focus on the flame of a candle this spring to help them calm down. The lesson was part of a class focused on understanding...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK – Call them zombie cells – they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Chamber of Commerce to host local healthcare forum

Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a local healthcare forum from noon to 5 p.m. on May 20, in the Pullman Room, at Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Topics to be discussed include: State of Health...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth....

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

NEW YORK – Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States –...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Study: Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons’

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month after the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

NEW YORK – Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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