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New tests for helmets proposed in concussion fight

New tests for helmets proposed in concussion fight

“We’re plowing new ground here,” Mike Oliver, executive director of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, told The Associated Press.

Electronic cigarettes makers under fire in Senate

“The last thing anyone should want to do is encourage young people to start using a new nicotine delivery product,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said as he opened a hearing on the battery-powered devices and worries that e-cigarette makers aim to tempt young people to take up something that could prove addictive.

Lawmaker calls for over-the-counter access to pill

Udall aired an ad this week accusing Gardner of wanting to ban birth control because he backed a measure to give legal rights to fertilized eggs.

Children's Hospital prom offers patients a teenage rite of passage

Children’s Hospital prom offers patients a teenage rite of passage

DENVER | Children’s Hospital Colorado held its eighth annual prom for patients June 13, treating teens who may have missed their own high school proms to their own annual rite of passage. “A lot of our patients aren’t able to …

West Nile found in mosquitoes earlier than usual

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Thursday the virus has been found in mosquitoes in Adams, Boulder, Delta, Mesa and Weld counties.

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

“It’s a great honor,” Rajaram said.

California lawmakers reject sugary drink warnings

“Changing behavior is the hardest challenge in the world of medicine,” Monning told lawmakers before the vote.

Officials want obesity to be recognized as disease

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will be in Lansing on Wednesday to urge Congress to pass legislation requiring Medicare to cover obesity medicines for seniors.

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

“Mammograms do provide some benefit, but the problem is the screening is so sensitive it captures tumors without malignant potential,” said Lars Vatten of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, one of the study’s authors.

Weld County finds mosquitoes with West Nile virus 

GREELEY |  Mosquito’s carrying West Nile have been trapped in Weld County. County officials say the mosquitoes were found this week in two of the three testing zones in the county. Dr. Mark Wallace, executive director of the Weld County …