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Study: Cannabis can make workouts more fun, but it’s no performance-enhancer

A bit of weed before a workout can boost motivation and make exercise more enjoyable. But if performance is the goal, it may be best to skip that joint. That’s...
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Heat waves are more dangerous than you think. Here’s why, and how to stay safe.

Heat waves are more dangerous than you think. Here’s why, and how to stay safe.

Excessive heat can sicken and, in some cases, kill. During last summer’s heat wave in Europe, 62,000 people perished. Yet the threat heat poses is often...
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How smart watches and mobile apps could transform life for Type 1 diabetics

With a new $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Casey Fiesler, Stephen Voida and collaborators from computer science and CU Anschutz hope...
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New laser-based breathalyzer sniffs out COVID, other diseases, in real-time

New laser-based breathalyzer sniffs out COVID, other diseases, in real-time

This week, scientists from CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) made an important leap forward in the quest to diagnose...
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Amid youth mental health crisis, CU Boulder center teaches grown-ups how to help

Through partnerships with school districts, mental health agencies and community groups, the new CU Boulder Center for Resilience and Well-Being provides...
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The scientific reasons you should resolve to start gardening in 2023

The scientific reasons you should resolve to start gardening in 2023

Get more exercise. Eat right. Make new friends. As we compile our lists of resolutions aimed at improving physical and mental health in 2023, new CU Boulder...
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CU researchers rethink mental illness

In the dream clinic of the future, patients struggling with mental illness might — in addition to sharing their feelings with a therapist — have their brain...
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With school shootings at record high, new grant aims to curb violence in Colorado schools

With a new $2 million grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at CU Boulder aims to help 40...
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How pollution changes a baby’s gut, and why it matters

How pollution changes a baby’s gut, and why it matters

Exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life impacts a child’s inner world of gut bacteria, or microbiome, in ways that could increase risk of...
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How COVID spawned a surge in superbugs—and what we can do about it

How COVID spawned a surge in superbugs—and what we can do about it

After years of progress in the battle against antimicrobial-resistance, so-called “superbugs” have made a concerning comeback in the age of COVID, with...
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Multiple diagnoses are the norm with mental illness; new genetic study explains why

More than half of people diagnosed with one psychiatric disorder will be diagnosed with a second or third in their lifetime. About a third have four or more...
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‘Patient influencers’ are booming on social media. Is that good or bad?

“OMG. Have you guys heard about this?” So began a 2015 post by then-pregnant celebrity influencer Kim Kardashian, singing the praises of a “#morningsickness”...
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Summit shines light on climate change as human rights crisis

To confront the existential threat that is climate change, governments, industry and institutions of higher education must give voice to those most affected by...
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Even minor exposure to light before bedtime may disrupt a preschooler’s sleep

Even slight exposure to light can prompt the critical sleep-promoting hormone melatonin to plummet in preschoolers in the hour before bedtime, potentially...
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Colorado survey shows red-blue gender divide, concerns about Election Day violence

Colorado survey shows red-blue gender divide, concerns about Election Day violence

Heading into the first day of in-person voting, Colorado women are leaning overwhelmingly blue, tipping the state toward high single-digit leads for Democrat...
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Who shares the most fake news? New study sheds light

Who shares the most fake news? New study sheds light

Facebook is a more fertile breeding ground for fake news than Twitter, and those on the far ends of the liberal-conservative spectrum are most likely to share...
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Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom, came at an affordable price without the need to go to a...
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20 years later: Experts share school safety lessons post-Columbine

20 years later: Experts share school safety lessons post-Columbine

Can school shootings be prevented? Twenty years after two teenage gunmen fatally shot 12 students and 1 teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, the...
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Is Colorado really blue? Not necessarily, new survey shows

Is Colorado really blue? Not necessarily, new survey shows

Not necessarily, suggests a new CU Boulder survey that paints the state’s voters in more nuanced shades. The third annual Colorado Political Climate Survey...
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The flip side of happiness

The flip side of happiness

June Gruber was a wide-eyed graduate student in psychology and just beginning her clinical training when she met a patient who forever changed her view of...
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New gene-therapy eases chronic pain in dogs; human trials underway

New gene-therapy eases chronic pain in dogs; human trials underway

When Shane the therapy dog was hit by a Jeep, life changed for him and his guardian Taryn Sargent.
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Nobel Laureate, MD-to-be team up to shed light on epigenetic roots of cancer

Nobel Laureate, MD-to-be team up to shed light on epigenetic roots of cancer

Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new cancer-...
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How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at...
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Life after death on the internet

Life after death on the internet

As our lives go digital, Jed Brubaker is studying what happens to all that data after we die.
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Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful...

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