“Are e-cigarettes a step toward a cigarette smoker getting off of cigarettes? Or are e-cigarettes a crutch so they can get nicotine in places and times when they wouldn’t normally be allowed to smoke cigarettes?” asked Dr. Andrew Hyland of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the primary investigator for a huge government study of trends in smoking and tobacco use.
DENVER | Colorado Democrats have defeated a move to limit bonuses to people working at the health insurance exchange. A House committee rejected a bill Thursday to require lawmakers to approve before the exchange awards employee bonuses. The bill earlier cleared the GOP Senate. Republicans say lawmakers need more control over the operations of Colorado’s quasi-public […]
“For a lot of years now, law enforcement has struggled to identify legitimate caregivers and marijuana grows and those that are operating illegally,” said Doug Darr, the retired Adams County sheriff who testified on behalf of the statewide sheriff’s association.
“Even today, some folks are still arguing that we just can’t afford to serve our kids healthy food, that it’s too expensive,” she said in a reference to new federal requirements that more fresh produce and whole grains be served in schools.
DENVER | Colorado’s most controversial marijuana-related bill of the year is up for its first test in the Senate Thursday. A measure to crack down on medical pot users faces a hearing. The bill would increase oversight on doctors who recommend marijuana for severe pain, the most common ailment on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The bill […]
“Industry could solve that issue in a heartbeat,” Vilsack said.
“There’s a misconception that measles does not kill in developed countries, but it unfortunately still happens,” said Dr. David Elliman, an immunization expert at Britain’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, citing similar deaths in the U.K. in recent years, mostly among people with other health problems, like asthma.
“That impressed me,” Dr. Scott Hammer said of the size of the benefit. He is an AIDS specialist at Columbia University in New York and heads the Retrovirus Conference going on in Seattle, where the results were discussed Tuesday.
Exposing infants like these to peanuts before age 1 actually helped prevent a peanut allergy, lowering that risk by as much as 81 percent, doctors found. Instead of provoking an allergy, early exposure seemed to help build tolerance.