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Reduce Measles Outbreaks

States with weaker, non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them, CU researchers say.

Stock Drug Overdose Meds

A CU physician applauds the Denver Public Library for stocking a medicine to prevent recurring drug overdoses at the central branch.

Proposed CU Opioid Research Center

Marijuana funds would pay for a CU research center to study prevention and treatment of opioid and other drug addictions.

Sports Out of Reach for Poor Families

Playing sports can benefit children academically, socially and physically, but most poor families can't afford to participate.

Teen Marijuana Abuse

The number of teens using pot has held steady in Colorado, but the number who seek treatment for addiction is increasing, a CU physician says.

Heart Disease Strikes Early with Obesity

People who carry extra weight develop heart disease earlier than those at normal weight.

Safe to Halt MS Drugs?

A CU study will research whether going off medication is safe for MS patients 55 and older.

Rise in Child Cancer Deaths

More children are dying from undiagnosed cancers despite gains in pediatric cancer care.

Liver Transplant Pioneer Dies

Thomas Starzl, MD, who performed the world's first liver transplant while practicing at CU, has died at age 90.

Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

A drug to cure Alzheimer's disease could be years away. In the meantime, what can you do to help prevent the disease?

Recovery Time Critical for Anorexia Patients

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, CU researchers say.

Parenthood Can Be Exhausting

Raising kids can be exhausting, but there can be other reasons why you're feeling fatigued every day.

Prebiotics for a Good Night's Sleep

​A diet heavy in prebiotics (asparagus, oatmeal and legumes) can help you recover from stress, CU researchers say.

CU Tests Promising Alzheimer's Drug

CU researchers say testing on a drug currently on the market for other illnesses is raising hopes of a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Male Mouse Bias Causes Inaccurate Results

The tendency of researchers to use only male mice in studies is causing inaccurate results for women patients, a CU researcher says.