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Altitude Adjustment Lasts for Months

Once adjusted to high altitude, the human body will remain adapted for months, a CU study in Bolivia shows.

HPV Vaccine Success Strategy

The HPV cancer-prevention vaccine rate improves when it's folded into a larger bundle of vaccines for children, a CU study shows.

Smoking Vs. E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes can explode and hurt people. Some spew cancer-causing fumes. Yet they still might be safer than smoking.

Hope for Vitiligo Cure

CU researchers have identified genes linked to vitiligo, which could lead to breakthroughs in related autoimmune diseases and melanoma.

Warnings Against Bioidentical Hormones

Doctors warn menopausal women against bioidentical hormones because they are untested and not FDA approved.

Eczema Cure

A new drug about to go on the market will boost the fight against stubborn eczema cases, a CU physician says.

Polio-Like Illness Mainly Strikes Children

CU researchers are studying an enterovirus that may be related to a mysterious polio-like disease that has been affecting Americans, mainly children.

Infants and Food Allergies

If your infant is at-risk of developing peanut or egg allergies, a CU physician recommends talking to a doctor before introducing food that could trigger an allergic reaction.

Children's Hospital Joins Consortium

Children's Hospital Colorado will share research and resources around genomic medicine to speed improvements in treating disease.

Challenges to Medical Marijuana Research

Studies of marijuana use to treat inflammatory bowel disease are hampered by a lack of scientific evidence, public perception of the drug’s safety and legal prohibitions making it difficult to design research studies.

Can RA Be Stopped

A CU research trial is investigating whether medication given before rheumatoid arthritis sets in can prevent the disease's progression.

First Colorado Marijuana Trials

The first marijuana studies sponsored by the state of Colorado are investigating the drug's effect on Parkinson's and spine pain.

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Pot

Doctors say women should shun pot when pregnant because research about its effects is inconsistent and scant.

Grant to Screen Diabetes, Celiac

The CU Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program.

Immunotherapy Fights Cancer

An experimental immunotherapy treatment is helping cancer patients at University of Colorado Hospital.