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RIP The Denver Post


Where will we get reliable local news?   After a long and storied history, the Denver Post has given up. The editorial board no longer balances facts to present cogent arguments for its readers. The editorial board merely stakes an ideological stand supported by illogical claims.   The Post's recent editorial, demanding its remaining readers vote NO on Proposition 105, the GMO labeling citizens' initiative, appears to be nothing more than a mishmash of biotech talking points completely divorced from reality. The Denver Post does still have reporters, right? And a claim to objectivity? An obligation to report accurately and fairly in support of the common good?   We realize it's a struggle to run a paper. We realize the Denver Post is just a small regional paper...
Posted 6 days 20 hours ago

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Vitamin D May Influence Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis


Studies have suggested that the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) increases in populations living farther from the equator—meaning less year-round sun exposure and lower blood levels of vitamin D.   In a new study, researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and the University of California, San Francisco, have found that patients’ vitamin D levels are related to disease activity.   Ellen M. Mowry, MD, and her colleagues studied 469 MS patients over five years. The patients had their blood levels of vitamin D measured at the beginning of the study, and they underwent periodic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure disease activity.   People with lower vitamin D levels had more brain lesions and were more likely to have active MS. In the disease...
Posted 4 days 20 hours ago