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  • Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?

    Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?
    If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection. But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
  • Hospital deaths and readmissions not linked: study

    Hospital deaths and readmissions not linked: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A measure used by Medicare to penalize hospitals for poor performance is not linked to how many patients die after being admitted, suggests a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
  • Maryland can prevent overdose deaths

    With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
  • A healthy dose of data

    A healthy dose of data
    The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring. Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
  • Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity

    Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says. "It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
  • Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study

    Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new study from Australia that highlights the potential cost savings compared to treatment at specialty...
  • More young women fighting breast cancer

    More young women fighting breast cancer
    Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones. "I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the...
  • Anthem Responds To Criticism Over Psychotherapy Reimbursement

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut responded to criticism by doctors groups that the insurer isn't paying for psychotherapy when it is provided in conjunction with other medical services. Wallingford-based Anthem, the state's largest health...
  • Ban Youths Under 18 From Tanning Salons

    A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18. This is hardly a risky position. It...
  • Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says

    Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says
    Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
  • State Needs Annual Handgun Registration Law

    In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Now, after three months of discussion among...