Cancer

Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Teen Forced To Undergo Chemo Testifies At Custody Hearing

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state has testified at a closed door hearing where she and her mother are seeking her release from state custody.

03/16/2015

Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Cancer Is In Remission For Teen Forced To Undergo Chemo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state after she refused treatment says her cancer appears to be in remission. Assistant Public Defender Joshua Michtom […]

03/09/2015

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Legislation Would Link Firefighters’ Cancer To Their Jobs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are considering legislation that would presume firefighters who have cancer most likely got it from their jobs, easing claims for insurance or workers’ compensation. The science supports firefighters’ argument, […]

03/06/2015

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Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

Jackie Fortin, the mother of teenage cancer patient Cassandra C., with her lawyers at the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Teen Must Continue Cancer Treatment Under Supreme Court Ruling

A 17-year-old known as “Cassandra C.” in court papers will continue with her chemotherapy

01/08/2015

TV personality Stuart Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Longtime ESPN Sportscaster Scott Dies At 49

Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, has died at age 49.

01/04/2015

A photo near the investigation site of a boat accident in Greenwich August 6, 2014. Photo courtesy of Greenwich Police.

Cancer-causing Pollutants Found In Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Cancer-causing pollutants have been confirmed in new locations in the wealthy town of Greenwich. The Stamford Advocate reports soil tests at Byram Park have revealed high levels of arsenic and an […]

12/29/2014

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Google Working On Pill That Could Detect Cancer Cells

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/31/2014

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New Technology Uses Breath To Detect Deadly Diseases

Something as simple as your breath could be the most accurate diagnostic tool for everything from asthma to cancer.

09/17/2014

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CVS Stops Tobacco Sales 1 Month Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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