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Hairdressers Fight Skin Cancer

Educating hairdressers in melanoma detection could save lives of clients with hard-to-spot skin cancer, a study by CU researchers says.

IUD Program For Teens Works

A CU study shows that a Colorado program supplying free IUDs to teenagers has resulted in a steep drop in teen pregnancies and abortions.

End of Life Conversations

Physicians rarely discuss end-of-life care with patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, but a CU physician says those conversations can help patients feel more in control.

Obese Kids Become Obese Adults

A CU physician calls a prediction that more than half of the nation's kids will be obese by age 35 "pretty scary."

African Skin Pigment Understudied

Researchers examining understudied populations in Africa have found that skin pigmentation is far more varied and complex than previously understood. And that complexity increases nearer the equator.

Home Monitoring for Fetal Heart Problems

Children's Hospital Colorado researchers have found that home Doppler monitors can help detect potentially fatal fetal heart issues.

Websites Increase Vaccination Rates

Interactive websites viewed by pregnant women and monitored by clinicians improved child vaccination rates, according to a study that included the CU School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado.

Starving Cancer

CU Cancer Center researchers have found a way to starve cancer cells of glucose by switching off a specific gene.

American Women Favor Alternative Medicine

Most women use alternative medicines like supplements and teas, but many do not tell their doctor, a study involving CU researchers shows.

Bias Against Poor Countries' Research

Researchers show bias against studies done in poor nations, and that could mean missing out on frugal innovations, a CU surgeon says.

Drink More Coffee

CU researchers say every cup of coffee you drink helps reduce risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease.

Readmission Reduction and MortalityRates

A program to reduce hospital readmission rates may be causing an uptick in mortality rates, researchers from CU and other institutions say.

Treating Melanoma Subtypes

Treatments should differ between melanoma caused by sun-exposure and those caused by genetic changes, a CU researcher says.

How to Improve In Vitro Fertilization

Fresh rather than frozen donor eggs are more likely to lead to pregnancy, a CU researcher says.

Resistance to Intervention for Developmental Delays

​One in four children eligible for early intervention for developmental delays did not get enrolled in programs, a CU study shows.