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- High Hopes For New Heart Drug A new study says a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug could prove to be a major advance in the treatment of heart failure. Researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine that the drug, which doesn't even have a name yet, cut the chances of...
- Pediatricians' Rx For Schools: Later Start Times Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
- Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.
- New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally.
- At-Home Test For Colon Cancer Coming Soon The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.
- $2.3 Million Gift For UConn Nursing School STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn's nursing school has received a $2.3 million gift, the largest in its history, to set up its first endowed faculty chair. The UConn Foundation says a couple with long ties to the school, Robin Froman and Steven Owen, are...
- Grand Opening Of Medical Marijuana Dispensary A medical marijuana dispensary facility has opened in South Windsor, joining five others already doing business in Connecticut. Prime Wellness of Connecticut will sell Connecticut-produced marijuana products to seriously ill patients who have...
- Study: 'Astonishing Progress' Made On Heart Disease Research shows rapid decline in deaths caused by heart disease and stroke over a decade.
- Warning Of Nicotine-Poisoning Threat From E-Cigarette Liquid Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes.
- Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.