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Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

Posted: 07/29/2008 - For the first time, an experimental drug shows promise for halting the progression of Alzheimer's disease by breaking up the protein tangles that clog victims' brains.

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FTC: Kids Target Of $1.6 Billion In Food Ads

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The government is battling food and beverage marketing companies in the war against childhood obesity. A report finds the companies spend more to win customers.

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Salmonella Probe Hindered By Lobbying Success

Updated: 07/25/2008 - An easing of government rules on the amount of paperwork the food industry has to keep appears to be hampering a federal probe into what caused the recent salmonella outbreak.

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King Soopers, City Market Remove Jalapenos

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The parent company of Colorado grocery chains King Soopers and City Market has removed all jalapeno peppers from its stores as a precaution.

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Cell Phone Warning About Cancer

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The head of a cancer research center is urging his faculty and staff to limit their cell phone use.

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Colorado Remains Least Obese State, CDC Reports

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Dr. William Dietz, who heads CDC's nutrition, physical activity and obesity division, says Colorado is a state with a reputation for exercise, and an elevation that causes the body to labor a bit more.

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Nestlé Recalls 199,400 Lbs. of Chicken Product

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Nestlé Prepared Foods Company representative confirmed the recalled product may have been distributed to Colorado Safeway, King Soopers and Albertson stores, and that any remaining product was being removed from shelves.

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Consumer Groups Demand More From FDA

Posted: 07/04/2008 - As you enjoy your holiday hamburger, with or without the tomato, consumer groups say the still unsolved salmonella outbreak is further proof the Food and Drug Administration needs to be more pro-active.

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Viagra Effect Found In Watermelon

Updated: 07/03/2008 - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a 4th of July cookout. It's also a way that researchers say could keep fireworks going into the night.

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2 Salmonella Cases In Pueblo

Updated: 07/02/2008 - The health department confirms two adults have been sickened with the same strain that's hit hundreds across the country.

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Study Finds Long Benefit In "Mushroom" Drug

Posted: 07/01/2008 - A rare study of the drug contained in "magic mushrooms" is providing some interesting results that could lead to better treatment for addicts and others.

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Tomatoes Not Really Behind Salmonella Outbreak?

Posted: 06/27/2008 - As salmonella cases continue to climb, the government is checking if tainted tomatoes really are to blame for the record outbreak -- or if the problem is with another ingredient, or a warehouse that is contaminating newly harvested tomatoes.

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Cribs Recalled After 4 Children Trapped

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Government safety advocates have announced a recall of about 320,000 Jardine cribs, after four children became trapped.

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FDA OKs Device Tested On Christopher Reeve

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a medical device tested on actor Christopher Reeve to help paralyzed people breathe without a ventilator.

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Doctors Group Rates Insurers

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Health insurance companies frequently rate doctors, so now, doctors are rating the health insurance industry.

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Armstrong Launches Wellness Web Site

Updated: 06/17/2008 - Lance Armstrong is launching Livestrong.com, a for-profit venture designed to motivate people to start living healthier.

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US, South Korea To Continue Beef Talks

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Officials in the United States and South Korea say high-level talks about renewing American beef imports will continue.

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Nurse Specialists Aid Rape Victims

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Nationwide, rape statistics dropped slightly in 2007, compared to 2006. But don't let that fool you. El Paso county actually has twice the number of forcible rapes when compared with Colorado as a whole. One program here wants to help change that.

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2 Confirmed Salmonella Cases In Colorado

Updated: 06/10/2008 - Two Colorado residents have confirmed cases of Salmonella Saintpaul, which is linked to a nationwide Food and Drug Administration recall of certain raw, red tomatoes.

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