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Marijuana Derivative Eases Epilepsy

Patients with treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy are finding some relief from a marijuana compound, CU researchers say.

Avoid E-Cigarettes Before Surgery

Smoke from e-cigarettes restricts circulation and hinders healing, a CU doctor says.

Antioxidant Blocks Liver Disease

A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the offspring of obese mice, CU researchers say.

Work. Walk. Work.

Moving around at work every hour can improve your mood and your health, CU doctors say.

Pot Smoke Dangerous to Kids

Marijuana smoke may be more dangerous to children than cigarette smoke, a CU doctor says.

What Lives in Your Showerhead?

A CU researcher is investigating the strange bacteria that live inside showerheads.

Humanities Studies for Pre-Med

The number of pre-med health humanities programs in the country has exploded, a CU research study shows.

Headed for a Hangover

Do you want to avoid a hangover? Avoid these drinks.

Colorado Funds More Marijuana Studies

The state of Colorado is funding $2.35 million in marijuana studies to determine the drug's effects on health and behavior.

Helmets Make for Safer Skiing

Ski injuries are much less severe if a child is wearing a helmet, CU researchers say.

CU Leads Physical Activity Study

CU will be one of seven clinical centers nationwide to participate in a NIH initiative to improve understanding of molecular changes during physical activity.

Oxygen Treatment May Not Benefit

Oxygen use does not boost survival for most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and moderately low levels of blood oxygen, CU researchers say.

Mental Health Therapy for New Mothers

Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, CU researchers say.

Copeptin Levels in Diabetics

Type 1 diabetes patients with elevated albumin in their urine had three times the risk of life-threatening kidney and cardiac disease as those with normal levels, CU researchers say.

Hospital Handoffs Can Be Deadly

CU researchers have found higher mortality rates among hospitalized patients during routine transitions of care from one medical resident to another.