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  • Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers

    Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers
    The City of Chicago has filed suit against five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers, accusing the companies of concealing the health risks associated with a class of potent painkillers in order to boost profits. Filed in Cook County...
  • Overuse of antibiotics leads to ineffectiveness

    The World Health Organization recently warned that due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, these critical medicines are losing their effectiveness. That is truly scary; it would mean common infections could be deadly and the loss of our best...
  • What Elliot Rodger didn't know [Commentary]

    What Elliot Rodger didn't know [Commentary]
    As my 9-year-old son and I were enjoying a meal at a Lebanese cafe last month, I overheard a middle aged woman say to the server: "This is my first Memorial Day weekend alone. I'm separated, and the kids are with their dad." The way in which she wore...
  • New drugs offer easier, more effective Hepatitis C treatment

    Harvard Health Blog If you're a baby boomer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you be tested for infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus can live in the liver for decades, often causing silent damage that...
  • The value of diet soda still stirring debate

    The debate surrounding the weight loss benefits of drinking diet soda--or more specifically, its artificial sweetener content--is a hot one. Some experts argue that drinking diet soda instead of its sugar-sweetened counterpart can cut calories and support...
  • CDC says man who met with U.S. MERS patient was not infected after all

    Never mind! Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday an Illinois man did not contract MERS from an infected business associate after all. The case, announced May 17, was believed to have been the first instance...
  • Watch TV to lose weight? Yes!

     
    Sometimes, two things come together beautifully, like chocolate and peanut butter. Lennon and McCartney. Woodward and Bernstein. Other times, opposites come together and still produce something beautiful. This weight loss study, involving Comcast cable TV...
  • Hartford Area 12th In Fitness Index

    Greater Hartford ranked 12th out of metropolitan areas in the U.S. for overall health and fitness in the seventh annual American Fitness Index released Wednesday. Washington, D.C., topped the list, followed by the Minneapolis-St. Paul region; Portland,...
  • A better way to cure what ails us

     A better way to cure what ails us
    Annual spending on healthcare in America totals nearly $9,000 per person, accounting for more than 17% of the U.S. economy. Yet, on some of the most basic medical interventions, we're failing. Sometimes patients are overtreated, particularly with...
  • Laura Mennell Joins Syfy's 'Haven'

    "The Watchmen" actress Laura Mennell will become the newest resident on Syfy's "Haven" when she joins the series in the recurring role of Dr. Erin Reid, an epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who fears the town of Haven is...
  • Foster Farms says salmonella rates have fallen significantly

    Foster Farms, the California chicken company battling an ongoing salmonella breakout, said it has dramatically reduced salmonella rates. Salmonella rates are now about 2%, well below the national average of 25%, said Bob O'Connor, one of the companies'...