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2 years 1 month ago

Disease containment drill at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is conducting an exercise designed to test its ability to work with local hospitals and civil authorities to contain a disease. The drill is taking place Wednesday and Thursday on the campus outside Colorado Springs. Memorial Health System hospitals and...

2 years 10 months ago

Utah inmates sick after drinking in prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are investigating a suspected botulism outbreak in 12 inmates who may have contracted the disease after drinking alcohol homebrewed inside a prison cell. Salt Lake Valley Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp says eight men were hospitalized, three of which are in critical...

3 years 3 months ago

Equine herpes virus kills three horses

DENVER (AP) - Officials say Colorado has three confirmed cases of a fatal horse virus. The state agriculture department said Tuesday that test results are pending on another nine showing signs of the disease. One of the infected horses was euthanized after showing severe neurological symptoms. Colorado is...

3 years 9 months ago

Sheriff draws up hazard plan

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in drafting the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Comments from the public will be accepted through December 15. The policy will identify the natural hazards in Pueblo County and the risk they pose. The plan will also outline actins that may...

3 years 10 months ago

Symptoms common in all cancer patients

New research finds most cancer patients have multiple physical symptoms throughout all stages of the disease. The study of over 400 patients identified 22 physical symptoms associated with all types of cancer including fatigue, pain, weakness, loss of appetite, constipation, insomnia and nausea. Researchers say these symptoms impact...

4 years 5 months ago

Floods recede in Fargo, but other hazards linger

Fargo, North Dakota, residents must deal with another problem now that the Red River's flood waters are starting to recede - environmental hazards that linger long after the river's waters decline. Floodwaters can be noxious brews of pesticides, sewage, garbage and animal carcasses that foul drinking water, spread disease...

4 years 5 months ago

Sweden names Michael J. Fox honorary doctor

Sweden's Karolinska institute says it will give an honorary degree of medicine to actor Michael J. Fox for his work to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease. The institute, which awards the annual Nobel Prize in medicine, says the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has since...

4 years 6 months ago

Lovesick: Hooking up over a shared disease

An Internet entrepreneur named Ricky Durham believes he has the answer to Valentine's Day loneliness for people living with chronic diseases or health conditions: match them up with other people who either have the same conditions or are, for some reason, looking for a lover who has them. Desire...

4 years 6 months ago

Researchers searching for genetic causes of cancer

St. Jude Children's Hospital has joined forces with Washington University to learn the genetic causes of pediatric cancer. Researchers will study cancerous and normal tissues from 600 childhood cancer patients. They will look specifically at the genetic codes of these tissues, and try to identify differences. Those differences...

4 years 7 months ago

Hantavirus blamed for Colorado death

A virus carried by deer mice is being blamed for the death of an Alamosa County person. The Alamosa County Health Department says hantavirus caused the death of a county resident. No details have been given about the victim or when the person died. Hantavirus is a rare...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado 'popcorn lung' man settles lawsuit

A Colorado man who developed "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc., formerly Flavors of North America Inc....

4 years 9 months ago

Going high-tech to track Alzheimer's patients

Keeping track of Alzheimer's patients is going high-tech. The Alzheimer's Association is adapting technology developed for monitoring prisoners to let caregivers track where their loved ones drive or walk - and alert them if they go beyond the virtual fences each family can set. The association's new Comfort Zone...

4 years 9 months ago

Judge asked to end Yellowstone bison kills

A coalition of environmental and Native American groups sued two federal agencies Monday to stop the mass slaughter of bison that migrate outside Yellowstone National Park in search of food. During the last decade, federal agencies working with the state of Montana have captured and shipped to slaughter more...

4 years 10 months ago

Disease kills dozens in flooded Philippines

The World Health Organization will send an emergency team to help the Philippines fight a bacterial disease outbreak that has killed at least 148 people and sickened nearly 2,000 in and around the flood-hit capital, officials said Thursday. Outbreaks of leptospirosis, spread by water contaminated with the urine of...

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