| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week.
Last year, rates of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Q: Everyone in our family knows my aunt and uncle had a very stormy relationship. But when my uncle suddenly died a few weeks ago, my aunt spent lavishly on the funeral — expensive casket, beautiful flowers, etc. Why did she do this? Was she...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:02 PM
WEST HARTFORD — A 27-year-old Plainville woman charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting Wednesday night on Prospect Avenue told police she shot her boyfriend in self-defense after he threatened to kill her and her family, according to court...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is taking a unique approach to cutting down on solicitation of prostitution in their city.
Beginning March 4, the department started sending out "prostitution advisory letters" to registered vehicle owners whose business...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:49 PM
A report by state auditors paints a disturbing picture of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Among the 33 deficiencies listed in the recently released report — nearly double the number in the previous analysis, released in December...
| Oct 6, 2013
I enjoyed reading Thomas Keneally's new book, "The Daughters of Mars," but oh, how I long to see it on TV.
Some books are destined to live solely in their readers' imaginations. Others are destined for television or the movies. "The Daughters of Mars"...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:40 AM
If you're talking tech with Americans, you may want to avoid using any jargon.
A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% in a survey saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a history-making year at the state Capitol, with lawmakers legalizing gay marriage, allowing medical marijuana for those with chronic illnesses, permitting concealed handguns and approving major changes to the government worker pension system....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than two million Americans each year and account for at least 23,000 deaths. The main cause? Overuse of antibiotics.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: When something bad happens to us, is it because God is punishing us? My husband is dying of cancer, and I can't help but wonder if God is punishing us, since we've never gone to church or been religious or anything. -- Mrs. A. McF.
A: Sometimes bad...