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A toddler couldn't move his arm. Doctors discovered a polio-like condition.
When Orville Young ran up to his mother, Elaine Young, to give her the mail, she noticed he was using his non-dominant hand. Although a seemingly insignificant detail, it made the Minnesota mom stop and think — her then-3-year-old son had developed a ...
Typhus reaches 'epidemic levels' in some parts of Los Angeles area
LOS ANGELES — A rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm. As of Monday, there have been 57 cases of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County, the ...
10 myths about HPV
About 14 million women and men are infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The HPV vaccine is trying to change that. Just two shots can protect both ...
Number Of Confirmed West Nile Cases In Jacksonville Rises To 7
Monday the Florida Department of Health in Duval County announced the confirmation of another new human case of the West Nile Virus infection in Jacksonville. This brings the total known cases in Duval County to seven, according to The Florida ...
Prenatal gene editing success lays path for treating congenital diseases in the womb
In a remarkable proof-of-concept study, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have, for the first time, successfully used CRISPR gene-editing technology on mice in utero, to prevent the animals being ...
Researchers find genetic risk factor for impotence
MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 -- Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings. In the study, the researchers analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of men. The investigators found gene ...
Memorial Bridge to be lit for metastatic breast cancer awareness
PORTSMOUTH -- Memorial Bridge will be lit in metastatic breast cancer awareness colors of green, pink and teal on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day for the second consecutive year in memory of Jessica Noonan-Moore, a local woman who ...
Flu can be a killer, but some refuse to take a shot
Latasha Haynes was 34 when she almost died of the flu last year. What started as a little coughing and fatigue ended with two blood transfusions and a diagnosis of congestive heart failure weeks later. Flu had damaged her heart muscles and the saclike ...
Men seeing drastic drop in sperm count, study claims
Studies found that due to increasing low sperm counts around the world, the threat of human extinction is possible. Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen: We have a sperm shortage. A new study shows that male infertility has been skyrocketing — with ...
The Denver Post
Laws mandate equal coverage for mental health but we don't see it in Colorado
The Denver Post
A teenager trapped by depression. A daughter addicted to heroin. A son lost to suicide. More than a million Coloradans face a mental health or substance use disorder, but only half get the care they need. The consequences can be catastrophic: crowded ...