Wellness

Louisville woman tests positive for ‘rabbit fever’ 

BOULDER | Health officials say a Louisville woman has tested positive for tularemia, the second human case of “rabbit fever” in Boulder County this year. Boulder County Public Health officials say the woman was exposed to a dead rabbit while she was …

Pizza Hut testing ‘skinny slice’

The tests of the “Skinny Slice” pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

49 kids in Springs hospital for respiratory ills

Dr. Christine Nyquist, medical director of infection control at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, recommended that children who are sick stay home from school and that parents to watch for wheezing and labored breathing, especially among children with asthma.

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

“The sooner you intervene, the less likely the problems are to escalate,” he said.

Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown 

DENVER | Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. …

'Uncommon' Enterovirus 68 confirmed in Colorado cases — Aurora schools maintain standard advice

‘Uncommon’ Enterovirus 68 confirmed in Colorado cases — Aurora schools maintain standard advice

At Aurora Public Schools, district spokeswoman Patti Moon said there have been reports of students with respiratory illnesses in recent days, but the illnesses haven’t been more common at any particular school. Moon said the district has plans for dealing with outbreaks, with options ranging from specialized cleaning of school buildings to school closures, but none of that is being considered yet

Double mastectomy doesn’t boost survival for most

“There’s no guarantee that by having the second breast removed that you will do better,” said Lichtenfeld, who had no role in the research.

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

“Declining diet quality over time may actually widen the gap between the poor and the rich,” Hu said.

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

“The level of improvement was utterly beyond my honest expectation,” said one study leader, Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg.

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week 

WASHINGTON | Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s …