Women whose jobs expose them to certain chemicals in early adulthood may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Canadian researchers studied the effects of chemicals and pollutants on women who were diagnosed with breast cancer after menopause. Those exposed to synthetic fibers and petroleum products -- fuel-burning byproducts --... more »
People who suffer from migraines may also be at risk for a heart attack.
A new study finds that while the overall heart risk for migraine patients was quite small -- they were twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with no migraines.
The heart... more »
We dance to it, relax to it and sing to it. But music -- as it turns out -- can also be used to help rehabilate those with brain injuries and illnesses.
Stroke victim Sally Withers has had one wish for nine years -- more movement. She took that... more »
Health officials are blaming the slow production of swine flu vaccine in part on an antiquated process that relies on millions of chicken eggs. The federal government originally promised 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine by now. Only 13 million have come through. The 50-year-old technology involves injecting the... more »
As the H1N1 swine flu continues to spread through Southern Colorado, Penrose-St. Francis is expanding its restrictions on visitors. Effective Friday, all Penrose-St. Francis Health facilities will ban visitors 17 and under, including siblings.
This is in addition to the previous restrictions for no sick visitors, adult visitors limited... more »
The Food and Drug Administration is alerting doctors that a widely used blood thinner has been reformulated to improve its safety, though the change could open the door to dosing errors.
The FDA said Thursday new heparin vials scheduled to begin shipping next week will be 10 percent less... more »
A common asthma drug used in inhalers may actually worsen the health of some patients, while showing limited beneficial effects for children. A study performed in Great Britain found that salbutamol (called albuterol in the United States)and salmeterol may worsen the health of patients with a specific gene variant.
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The health care reform plan that's ready for a vote by the Senate Finance Committee is coming under renewed fire today from Republicans. The Senate's GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, is warning that the latest version would have a "dampening effect" on what he says is already a "very, very difficult... more »
A rabid horse was euthanized at a veterinary clinic in Peyton, in eastern El Paso County. Both the El Paso County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Agriculture confirm the case of rabies. "Rabies infection in horses is rare," said Public Health Director Kandi Buckland, R.N., M.P.A. "We anticipate... more »