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- Study: Blood Test Could Predict Cancer Years In Advance A blood test may be able to predict cancer years before diagnosis, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University.
- Study: Trip To Emergency Room May Help With Opioid Addiction A visit to the emergency room may help an addiction to opioid painkillers more than seeing a specialist, a new study finds.
- It's YMCA 'Healthy Kids Day' This Saturday YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York's Chris Wragge what it's all about.
- Doctors: Woman's Chemotherapy Caused Her To Lose Fingerprints A 65-year-old woman’s chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer that spread to her lungs caused her fingerprints to be erased.
- Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
- 5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of "The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days."
- Connecticut Bill Would Allow Kids To Use Medical Marijuana Connecticut lawmakers are advancing a bill that would expand the state's medical marijuana program to children.
- 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.