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Monday, April 26,2010

'Fast Food Nation' author says cheap, quick meals carry a heavy price

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Author Eric Schlosser says he first became interested in where we get our food in the early 1990s, when he was doing research for a magazine article on strawberry harvesting. He learned that strawberry farms, once small-scale operations, had become vast corporate enterprises. And that the people who picked the strawberries were poor, underpaid, exploited immigrants.
Friday, March 12,2010

Boulder chiropractor brings state-of-the-art machine to the West

By Adrienne Saia Isaac
Many hardcore athletes and weekend warriors call Boulder home, enjoying the area’s hiking trails, cycling routes and nearby ski resorts. So it makes sense that chiropractor Sande Jacobson, an avid skier and golfer, would move his Living Health and Wellness Center to Boulder. A Philadelphia native, Jacobson has practiced for 18 years, combining traditional chiropractic techniques with nutrition counseling and other holistic practices.
Friday, March 12,2010

Google launches bike maps for Boulder

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
It’s apparent that Google Maps already has the street map thing down. Now they’re moving on to bike trails. Google announced this week that they have added biking directions to Google Maps with Boulder one of the top cities on the list. Google partnered with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit that creates bike trails from former rails lines, to get information on all of the nation’s bike trails.
Thursday, February 25,2010

Study finds germs are faster than 5-second rule

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Oops. If your family has lived, or at least survived, by the 5-second rule, researchers at San Diego State University say you may be living on borrowed time.
Wednesday, February 24,2010

Women must work to maintain heart-healthy lives

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Women are known to be workaholics. And not just in our careers. Often, we're busybodies, working overtime to fill every other shoe we can fit our foot into — friend, wife, mom, volunteer.
Tuesday, February 23,2010

FDA investigates adverse reactions from HIV drug combination

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is investigating reports of adverse reactions from a combination of two HIV drugs and cautioned physicians and patients to be on the alert for such events. Both drugs, Invirase (saquinavir) and Norvir (ritonavir), are in the family of HIV medications known as protease inhibitors. They are sometimes used together in cocktails to reduce levels of the AIDS virus.
Tuesday, February 23,2010

Doctors working fewer hours, study finds

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — In the public perception, medical doctors are among the hardest-working, most dedicated professionals in the work force, routinely toiling through 12- or 15-hour days.
Tuesday, February 23,2010

For muscle cramps, there's no good cure

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — Cramps, those annoying contractions of muscles, particularly in the legs, may not be lethal, but they can be extremely painful. Surprisingly, there are no really good treatments for them, according to new guidelines issued Tuesday by the American Academy of Neurology in the journal Neurology. But one treatment that should be avoided, except as a last resort when nothing else works, is quinine, according to the guidelines developed by Dr. Hans D. Katzberg of the Stanford University School of Medicine and his colleagues.
Tuesday, February 2,2010

Report linking autism to vaccine is retracted by medical journal

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — Twelve years after Dr. Andrew Wakefield published his research in the international medical journal the Lancet purporting that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes autism, the journal on Tuesday formally retracted the paper.
Monday, February 1,2010

Abstinence-only education cuts teens' sexual activity in study

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
LOS ANGELES — A new study shows for the first time that a sex education class emphasizing abstinence only — ignoring moral implications of sexual activity — can reduce sexual activity by nearly a third in 12- and 13-year-olds compared to students who received no sex education.
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