Wellness

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 …

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

“That’s when I realized I really didn’t have any rights in the situation,” Trampf said in a recent telephone interview.

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit 

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit 

This concept, called harm reduction, “is probably the most important and the most contentious issue that the tobacco community is dealing with right now,” said Tom Glynn, who recently retired as the Cancer Society’s top scientist on the e-cigarette issue.

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times 

Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times 

“This is a mechanism through which schools can really have a dramatic, positive impact for their students,” Owens said.

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

The Food and Drug Administration said it did not know how many jars of nut butters were recalled. The company would not comment.

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

“It could play a major role in completing the job of polio eradication once and for all,” said Dr. Hamid Jafari, WHO’s director of polio operations, who led the study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

“Experience really does matter,” said Dr. Kathy Mann Koepke of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the research.

Aurora SWAT superheroes rappel down Children's Hospital

Aurora SWAT superheroes rappel down Children’s Hospital

Aurora SWAT officers dressed in masks and capes rappelled down the side of the building, waving at the children inside.

Aurora driving changes near Anschutz  Medical Campus to make biking easier, safer

Aurora driving changes near Anschutz Medical Campus to make biking easier, safer

The project will focus on four Colfax intersections: Fitzsimons Parkway on the eastern edge of the campus, Wheeling Street, Quentin Street and Peoria Street on the western edge. That covers the entire southern edge of the campus, and is one of the busier stretches of Colfax

Colorado launches statewide mental health hotline 

DENVER | Colorado launched a statewide hotline this week to help people suffering from depression and mental illness. The hotline was part of a plan announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper in late 2012 to bolster the state’s mental health services in …