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1 year 2 weeks ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and...

3 years 7 months ago

Dental sealants linked to BPA exposure

A new study finds dental sealants commonly used to prevent cavities may expose children to BPA, a controversial chemical thought to be linked with health problems. Researchers found that materials used in sealants can break down into BPA when they come in contact with saliva. BPA levels can spike...

3 years 10 months ago

Wal-Mart jewelry found to contain cadmium

Jewelry branded by Miley Cyrus and sold exclusively at Walmarts nationwide contain high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, an Associated Press investigation shows. The world's largest retailer learned in February that the items are tainted, but has continued selling them. The AP also found that a separate line...

3 years 10 months ago

Radiation exposure varies by age, sex

New research suggests radiation from CT scans pose a larger health threat for younger patients and women. A study from the Medical University of South Carolina aimed to estimate the risk of radiation according to a patient's age and sex. Using 51 patients undergoing routine abdominal and pelvic CT...

4 years 2 months ago

Boulder nudity law before City Council

A stricter nudity law is under consideration in Boulder. The City Council plans to hear a proposal tonight to expand the city's ban on public nudity. The proposed ordinance would apply to anyone older than 10 who exposes any portion of his or her private parts, including the nipple of...

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