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U.S. adults aren’t getting taller, but they’re still putting on pounds

NEW YORK – You don’t need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies. A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren’t getting any taller but they are still...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Device opens airways for a good night’s rest

An implant is offering a new form of relief for people struggling to sleep through the night because of obstructive sleep apnea. Those with the condition often snore loudly or gasp for air when...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. urges doctors to write more prescriptions for overdose antidote

The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who take opioid painkillers in a move that could add more than $1 billion...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released – but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get more rest

SEATTLE – High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

MIAMI – American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Shining a light on ‘sundowning’

Growing up, Emily German looked up to her mother as a fierce role model who effortlessly juggled family, friends and a successful career. In the 1980s and ’90s, Linda Larsen German had worked her...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

NEW YORK – This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It’s still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It’s not clear if the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Psychiatrists coming to Durango, via video

Dr. Michael Washinksy, a private psychiatrist in Durango, can’t book new patients for appointments until mid-February. The wait time is indicative of the regional and national shortage of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Romaine lettuce warning looms over Thanksgiving dinner

NEW YORK – Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

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