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Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

WASHINGTON – Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Life expectancy to keep rising; South Korean women could hit 91

LONDON – While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 – with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 – Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

CHICAGO – Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. The research found declines...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Acupuncturist to discuss allergies on Tuesday at library

Licensed acupuncturist Caleb Gates will present a discussion on allergies, “Resolving Food Sensitivities, Airborne Allergies and Sinusitis,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2 at Durango Public...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON – Don’t expect designer babies any time soon – but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Trying to lose weight? The colder months might be the perfect time

Freezing temps are no excuse to give up on fitness. As it turns out, you might stand a better chance of losing weight when it’s cold. A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports found...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Without your balance, life feels downside-up

Most people would say you have five senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Recently, scientists have expanded their view of what makes up a sense. For example, some would argue that hunger...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Step away from the scale: It’s not all about how much weight you lose

You made the fitness resolution while raising your glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve, and you’ve worked out three times a week for more than a month. But the scale. Is. Not. Budging. Isn’t it...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Dry needling takes off as a way to ease chronic pain

When April Ralph was referred to Advantage Physical Therapy and Wellness in Durango last summer, she had aching pain down her left leg. To ease it, her physical therapist, Kolten Tea, used dry...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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An athlete’s age may be less important to performance than persistent practice

For three decades, Joseph Baker has been swimming, cycling and running in triathlons some would call punishing. Baker, 47, is also a professor of exercise sciences. As he competed in races as a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain

CHICAGO — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Six ways to keep your kids healthy during winter

Norovirus seems to be circling like a vulture this winter, and snuffly kids are popping up on every park bench. On a local parenting e-mail group, it was reported that two-thirds of the kids and...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health