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Breast Cancer Risks for New Mothers

Pregnancy protects most women from breast cancer, but in others, it acts like an accelerant, CU physicians say.

Help for CFS Sufferers

There's no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, but CU research shows that talk therapy and exercise benefit some sufferers.

Palliative Care Preferences

The cultural values of Latinos have a major impact on their palliative care preferences, and healthcare providers should be sensitive to their perspectives, CU physicians say.

Add Choline During Pregnancy

Children of women who took choline supplements during pregnancy may be less likely to develop schizophrenia.

Hot Flashes Can Last for 14 Years

The earlier a woman begins suffering hot flashes, the longer they are likely to last - as much as 14 years, a CU researcher says.

Shingles Booster Shot

The shingles vaccine loses its effectiveness over time, and a CU physician says a booster shot is not far off.

Down Syndrome, Cancer Study

A CU scientist wants to know why people with Down syndrome rarely develop certain types of cancers.

Is Playing Football Safe

Despite some recent fatalities, a CU physician says football is a safe sport, as long as players and coaches follow the rules.

Sleep Affects Blood Sugar

Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of diabetes, CU researchers say.

Coca-Cola Funds Returned

The CU School of Medicine has notified the Coca-Cola Co. that the University is returning contributions made by the company to support the establishment and operation of the Global Energy Balance Network.

Unvaccinated Face Medical Rejection

One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, CU faculty say.

How Much Is Too Much

A CU oncologist wasn't surprised by the latest report on red and processed meats causing cancer, but she says it's still not clear how much is safe.

Anesthesia Safe for Infants

Limited use of general anesthesia with an infant does not cause developmental problems for the child.

Legal Pot Spurs Poison Center Calls

Calls regarding marijuana increased at poison control centers after the drug was legalized in Colorado, a CU physician says.

A Talk with CU's MD Astronaut

School of Medicine alumnus Kjell Lindgren says the space shuttle is a great place to live, and he does a backflip to prove it.