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Medical Research

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  • Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination

    Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination
    If there's a silver lining in the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to infected and unvaccinated visitors to Disneyland during the holidays, it's that the crisis may spur state lawmakers to reverse the trend expanding exemptions from mandatory...
  • Katz Edict On Group Care Still Creating Waves At DCF

    HARTFORD – It was controversial nearly a year ago when Joette Katz, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, first said she would need to approve all requests by the front-line social workers to put a child in a group home rather...
  • Organ donors gave more than 2 million years of life to sick patients

    Organ donors gave more than 2 million years of life to sick patients
    Hearts, kidneys and other donated organs have added more than 2 million years to the lives of the American patients who received them, according to a new analysis. That tally, published this week by the journal JAMA Surgery, covers 25 years of organ...
  • Health experts throw cold water on juice cleanse

    Health experts throw cold water on juice cleanse
    "Mom, this is a horrible idea." So my college student son declared when he learned I had started a three-day juice cleanse, 72 hours of a juice diet. Six bottles each day, plus water and herbal tea. No solid food. Go ahead. Make fun of me. Call me a...
  • GOP legislators in SC say it's time to give patients legal, controlled access to marijuana

    Republican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses. State Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Jenny Horne said Thursday lawmakers need to give patients access...
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  • Black breast-feeding gatherings try sisterhood approach to boost rates, reduce big health gaps

    Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. It's part of a grassroots movement that breast-feeding...
  • No Added Prison Time For Man Who Brought Guns To UNH Campus

    No Added Prison Time For Man Who Brought Guns To UNH Campus
    HARTFORD — Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and a violent break-in at his aunt's home, a crime he compared to the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, William Dong turned to firearms for protection, his public defender said Thursday....
  • 'Expensive' placebos work better than 'cheap' ones, study finds

    'Expensive' placebos work better than 'cheap' ones, study finds
    How do you convert a simple saline solution into a useful treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease? Tell them it’s a drug that costs $100 per dose. And if you want to make it even more effective, tell them it costs $1,500 instead. That&...
  • Report: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Declines, Becomes More Expensive

    The number of businesses offering health insurance to Connecticut workers declined over the decade ending in 2013, the latest figures from a public heath foundation show. Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J., showed that...
  • Support surfaces for Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

    Advocates for legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania are confident that a change in administration and in legislative attitudes will lead to a bill that is more complete and progressive than a watered-down measure that died last year. "It's...