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Pest-infected prairie dogs have closed off parts of a suburb in Denver

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge section was closed in late July as a precautionary measure following the discovery of the disease, says the US Fish and WIldlife Service. Unsupervised refuge opened again Saturday, but other locations in Commerce City, a suburb north of Denver, will remain closed until Labor Day weekend, the Tri-County Health Department said. "Prairie dog …

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Weight Watchers new children's app, Kurbo, is facing setbacks

Kurbo app Scott Mlyn | CNBC Do your homework! Clean your room! Count Your Weight Watchers Points? Weight Watchers, now calling itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help children and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health startup whose system is based on Stanford University's …

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New drug helps blood stem cells recover from chemotherapy and radiation

Blood stem cells are found in the bone marrow and are responsible for generating blood cells and immune cells. Chemotherapy and radiation usually suppress the activity of these stem cells, which requires weeks and sometimes months to recover. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have synthesized a new drug that in laboratory animals speeds recovery time. Previous research identified …

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How to know if you are managing your diabetes

Experts say that there is a balancing of medication, insulin and lifestyle changes that must be taken into consideration when drawing up a treatment plan. Share on Pinterest Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels can vary from person to person with diabetes. Getty Images Treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes with medication is more complicated than you might think. And …

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Increased nap, says new research

CLOSE If you wake up from a nap and just want to hit the snooze button, you are wrong! Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more. Buzz60 Increased, excessive napping may be an early warning of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Alzheimers & Dementia on Monday. When people hear about Alzheimer's, they immediately think of memory loss, …

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More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states may be linked to vaping

The states that have the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while another 12 are under investigation. California is investigating 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it is "actively investigating" 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported nine cases, of which …

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Migraine medication is recalled for bacterial risk

Aug. 16, 2019 – Pfizer Inc. has recalled two masses of migraine drugs as they may be contaminated with bacteria. Pfizer issued the recall for Relpax (eletriptan hydrobromide) in 40-mg tablets. The specific lots are AR5407 and CD4565. The bacteria, from the genus Pseudomonas and the genus can, can enter the bloodstream and cause serious, life-threatening infections. There is also …

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Wearable sensors detect what's in your sweat

New wearable sensors developed by scientists at UC Berkeley can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. Credit: Bizen Maskey, Sunchon National University              Needle pricks not your thing? A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what's in your sweat.                                                They hope that …

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