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2 years 5 months ago

National strategy against Alzheimer's adopted

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is declaring Alzheimer's one of the country's biggest health challenges. It's adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025 -- while offering help for suffering families today. A new website will provide families with information about dementia and...

3 years 4 months ago

Cancer causing household items

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the industrial chemical formaldehyde causes cancer and that styrene, which is used worldwide in the manufacture of fiberglass and food containers, may cause cancer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says people with higher measures of exposure to formaldehyde are at increased risk for...

4 years 3 months ago

CSU-Pueblo receives medical research grant

Colorado State University-Pueblo has received a $300,000 grant to study strokes and come up with new treatments to prevent brain damage. The three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health was submitted by Dr. Jeff Smith, assistant professor of biology. "Besides having an opportunity to contribute to possible therapies...

4 years 7 months ago

Women need chance to avoid repeat C-section

A government panel says too many women who want to avoid a second Cesarean-section for child birth are being denied the chance. About 15 years ago, nearly 30 percent of women who'd had one C-section were delivering their next baby vaginally, a trend called VBAC for "vaginal birth after cesarean."...

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