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- West Nile Virus Returns HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Waterford are the first in the state to test positive for West Nile virus this year. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station announced on Friday that mosquitoes...
- Study: Laid-Back People Have Better Memories Than Those Who Are Neurotic A new study finds that laid-back people have better memories than those who are considered neurotic.
- Medicaid Recipients Losing Coverage To Receive Letters And Calls By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut's health insurance exchange is trying to limit any coverage gaps for the approximately 1,300 people who will no longer be eligible for Medicaid starting September 1, exc...
- Health Care Providers Agree To Merge NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ L+M Healthcare and Yale New Haven Health System say they've agreed to affiliate, joining the larger New Haven institution with the parent organization of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital, a medical group and...
- Study: Funeral Directors More Likely To Develop Lou Gehrig's Disease Researchers found funeral directors who are exposed to the formaldehyde found in embalming fluid were three times more likely to develop ALS as those not exposed to the chemical.
- Study: People Who Self-Diagnose Online Accurate Nearly Half The Time A new study from the Harvard Medical School finds that people who self-diagnose online are accurate nearly half the time.
- Study: People Who Bring Reusable Bags To Grocery Stores Buy More Junk Food A new study finds that people who bring reusable bags to grocery stores end up buying more junk food.
- Movie Theaters Hoping To Add Healthy Snacks Some movie theaters are hoping to add healthy snacks to the menu as an alternative to caloric, high-fat options like popcorn, or hot dogs.
- Study: Multiple Courses Of Antibiotics May Significantly Impact Child Development Repeated courses of antibiotics may significantly impact a child's development, according to a new study.
- Study: Light-Colored Eyes May Be Linked To Alcohol Dependency Could the color of your eyes be linked to alcohol dependency? A new study suggests people with blue eyes may have a higher risk of becoming alcoholics.
- Researchers Creating 'Brain-To-Text' System Researchers are working to create a "brain-to-text" system which would decode continuously spoken speech from brain waves and transform it into text.
- Health Care Providers In Talks NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare and Yale-New Haven Health System are discussing an affiliation that would bring L+M into the network of the larger institution that extends from Greenwich to Old Saybrook. The Day of New...
- Study: Chocolate Can Help Prevent Some Heart Diseases Bioactive plant compounds found in the cocoa bean may have properties that strengthens blood vessels.
- Sleep Lab Study: Overnight Shift Workers Linked To Diabetes, Obesity Millions of Americans who work overnight, graveyard shifts are subject a range of negative metabolism and sleep cycle problems – and researchers are testing volunteers in sleep labs to find out why flipping one’s work schedule creates such hormonal...
- Top 5 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Unhealthy For You Put down that fruit smoothie! It might not be that good for you after all.