Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too. Cleaning it would help, researchers say.
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The bill would ban children under age 18 from using commercial tanning salons.
Researchers have patented a microchip with tiny tubes that mimic blood vessels and blood flow. The technology, which is still in the lab, holds promise for improving medical treatment for people with blood disorders.
In addition to a drop in the number of individuals infected with HIV, fewer Coloradans who have HIV go on to develop AIDS.
Putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.
They say they're prepared to go to federal court if state regulators don't take action.
Researchers in Colorado believe the historically low fertility rate is connected the a rise in overweight women and men.
The drugstore chain says halting the sale of tobacco products could reduce revenue by $2 billion a year. CVS says it's looking for ways to make up for the lost business. But the value of the good public relations from the move could easily surpass the costs.