Wellness

Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping 

“For an individual, the actual risk of dementia seems to have declined,” probably due to more education and control of health factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure, said Dr. Kenneth Langa

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause 

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause 

Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in an 11-year-old boy recently treated at a San Diego hospital, according to a report in Monday’s Pediatrics

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

“We’re going to take a good hard look at the study and see if it needs any modifications,” either in terms of length and type of treatment or because of ethical concerns over raising false hopes about an approach that now has suffered a setback, Fauci said.

Tips for preventing child deaths in hot cars

Never leave children alone in a vehicle to run even a short errand. Use drive-thru windows at banks, dry cleaners and restaurants whenever possible.

First pot study reveals high times for Colorado

First pot study reveals high times for Colorado

The study estimated that total market demand for marijuana in Colorado is about 130 metric tons a year. That’s about 121 metric tons for residents and almost 9 metric tons a year for visitors

3 West Nile risk areas identified in Longmont 

LONGMONT |Boulder County health officials say they’ve identified three locations in Longmont where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Longmont Times-Call reports (http://goo.gl/H9eX4w ) that the Boulder County Public Health department says the mosquito pools are at Jim Hamm …

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

“Cigarettes took my mother,” she said. “And they took my dog.”

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

But “science has yet to gain Veronica Mars status,” notes Jeanne Garbarino, director of science outreach at Rockefeller University in New York, who has used crowdfunding and informally advised others.

Colorado resident treated for pneumonic plague

The state health department said Wednesday that tests confirmed the plague in the unidentified patient as well as the family dog, who recently died unexpectedly.

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Officials said this is the first time in the U.S. that unaccounted-for smallpox has been discovered.