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  • Adding safety by 'cocooning'

    Adding safety by 'cocooning'
    When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted that anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby first get a booster shot to ward off whooping cough. Entin knew the mandate would cause some eye rolling. Already, family members suspected she was reading...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Poor infection control likely led to infections in medspas, study says

    Poor infection control likely led to infections in medspas, study says
    An outbreak of group A Streptococcus infections at weight loss clinics in Maryland and Delaware in 2012 was probably caused by poor infection control practices on the part of the staff, according to a new study. All of the patients — including a...
  • Untreatable virus spreading in the Caribbean now afflicts 4,600

    A mosquito-borne virus that arrived in the Americas just six months ago is spreading and afflicts nearly 4,600 people in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization reported this week. Cuba is the latest country to confirm cases of the...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Cheap beer, expensive liquor among top choices for underage binge drinkers, study shows

    Cheap beer, expensive liquor among top choices for underage binge drinkers, study shows
    Though Bud Light still rules the day, underage drinkers have some surprisingly expensive tastes when they binge, according to new research. The Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Vegetables on the breakfast table

    Environmental Nutrition "Eat your vegetables" is oft-repeated advice at the dinner table, but how many times do you hear it at breakfast? While vegetables are not typically at the forefront of Americans' minds when it comes to the first meal of the day,...
  • Anthrax: 84 CDC workers might have been exposed to pathogen

    Eighty-four staff employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are being monitored or given antibiotics after they were potentially exposed to anthrax, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said in an email Friday. A failure to...
  • U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

    U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high
    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...