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Confused about what’s healthy? A new nutrition survey shows you’re not alone

If I asked you, “Who do you trust?” you would probably name a friend or family member – unless the topic is nutrition. Odds are your nearest and dearest are not your most trusted sources for...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.

NEW YORK – The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said this week. The number of new infections nearly...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic, study says

LONDON – Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic, according to a new study. The research tracked the outcomes...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in U.S.

NEW YORK – For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is attributable to more women waiting longer to...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, U.S. regulators warn

U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. As a result, some children under 6, along with pregnant...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Sessions’ war on drugs worries medical marijuana advocates

WASHINGTON – A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

CHICAGO – Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Young Manna visitors to enjoy play set

Young visitors to Manna will have a place of their own after the Durango Daybreak Rotary Club donated and installed a play structure on Saturday. About 20 volunteers helped build the play set, and...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fun run honors elementary school teacher

Capes billowing in the air, small superheros ran with parents and teachers to honor Ignacio Elementary School third-grade teacher Laura Wagner on Saturday at Bobcat’s field. Wagner fell ill in...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Jimmy Kimmel baby’s heart defect is common, fixable

The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. Some people even live...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Global warming may get Americans off the couch more

WASHINGTON – Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters,...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

NEW YORK – The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health