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  • Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?

    Are You Ditching The Spray Sunscreens?
    All the moms were talking about it yesterday at the pool: the renewed concern about spray sunscreen. Check out this article from Consumer Reports. The Food and Drug Administration is currently researching these sprays, testing to see if they cause...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • Painkiller's new status makes it harder for patients to get

    Painkiller's new status makes it harder for patients to get
    The most widely prescribed painkiller in the U.S. is becoming harder for patients to obtain. Over the objections of professional medical organizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed hydrocodone-containing painkillers — there are...
  • Dog Treat Businesses Flourish In Connecticut

    Dog Treat Businesses Flourish In Connecticut
    Two Connecticut companies are thriving on the premise that nothing is too good for man's best friends. Walk By Faith Doggie Bakery LLC in East Hampton, which sells dog and cat treats, and Miller Foods Inc., which sells raw dog and cat food under the...
  • Get binoculars ready for annual Backyard Bird Count

    Get binoculars ready for annual Backyard Bird Count
    It's time again for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The 18th annual count is Feb. 13-16, and anyone, anywhere is invited to participate. All you have to do is count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter the...
  • Katz and Gattuso: Government regulations getting out of control

    Katz and Gattuso: Government regulations getting out of control
    To say that Americans have a regulation problem is putting it lightly. For instance, the government is now setting the serving size of breath mints and demanding 12-point type on clothing labels. It prohibits dog walkers from strolling with more than...
  • Don't be chicken-hearted: Take on cooking a whole bird

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Every home cook should know how to get the most out of a whole chicken. We're talking about the basics here, like how to roast a whole bird as well as how to deconstruct one. Why? Because chicken is a winner in so many...
  • FDA mulls releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to fight growing threat of viral diseases

    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set...
  • Hampton Roads region ranks second in country for chlamydia

    The latest government report on rates of reportable sexually transmitted diseases has good and bad news for the Peninsula and Hampton Roads. In its summary of 2013 rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 50 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Centers...
  • Our regulation problem

    To say that Americans have a regulation problem is putting it lightly. For instance, the government is now setting the serving size of breath mints, and demanding 12-point type on clothing labels. It prohibits dog walkers from strolling with more than...