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- Proposal Would Require Notarized Statements From Parents Who Decline Immunizations Connecticut parents and guardians who want their children exempted from certain immunizations would need their wishes to be notarized under proposed legislation.
- Study: Whole Grain 'Cereal Fibers' May Help People Live Longer BOSTON (CBS Connecticut) – Parts of whole grains called “cereal fiber” may help reduce the risk of diseases and early death, a new study finds. Researchers asked over 367,000 U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 71 how frequently they ate...
- Lawmakers Consider Commission To Combat Childhood Obesity Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- Jepsen Joins Herbal Remedy Probe Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining New York's attorney general in an investigation of the herbal supplement industry.
- Pentagon Funded Chimp Attack Victim's Face Transplant The U.S. military paid for Charla Nash's full face transplant in 2011 and is underwriting her follow-up treatment.
- Expert: Men Have 'Terrific Insecurities' About Penis Size, Want To Be 'Sexual Provider' A new study asking “Am I Normal?” is the largest body of research analyzing penis size for 15,000 men and uncovers that most men “believe they’re smaller than average” – something experts are calling a perceived distortion of masculinity.
- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- New Technology Helping To Shut Down Cluster Headaches People who get extreme headaches can look forward to a new technology that is helping to shut down cluster headaches.
- Yale Student Hospitalized With Probable Meningitis NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Yale student has been admitted to a hospital with a probable case of bacterial meningitis. The university said in a statement that it was working with local and state health officials to identify and offer preventative...
- Anthem Says Hackers May Have Broken Into Its Network Nearly Two Months Ago Hackers may have had access to the names, social security numbers, and other information for up to 80 million Anthem customers since December 10th.
- Vermont Lawmakers Pushing To Eliminate Philosophical Exemption Parents Can Use To Avoid Having Kids Vaccinated A group of Vermont lawmakers and health professionals said Thursday they would try again to eliminate the philosophical exemption parents can use to avoid having their children vaccinated.
- Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What They Say DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label.
- 5 Helpful Tips For A Long Life Want to live a healthy and happy life for decades to come? David B. Angus, MD, author of "A Short Guide To A Long Life," has five tips to have you living well for years to come.
- Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.