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FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Common as Dirt: New Antibiotic May Conquer Superbugs

Researchers may have discovered the first of a new family of antibiotics — which appears to have the ability to kill... Read »

Jan 7, 2015
Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 a Day, Mostly Men: CDC

To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

Japan Officials Advise Chewing Slowly After Rice Cake Deaths

At least nine people have reportedly choked to death on New Year's rice cakes in Japan, and officials are urging... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

U.S. to Resume First Beef Imports From Ireland Since Mad Cow

Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country — the first European Union state allowed... Read »

Jan 5, 2015
Flu Cases Accelerating in Connecticut: Report

Flu Cases Accelerating in Connecticut: Report

State public health officials say flu cases are up in Connecticut and the number is accelerating. Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

Fast-Food Chains Attempt to Change Junk Food Image

As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

FDA Drug Approvals Reached 18-Year-High in 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Biological Bad Luck Blamed in Most Cancer Cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

How Those NYE Shots May Trash Your Immune System

Binge drinkers beware: that big hangover headed your way reveals only a fraction of the physical damage you will... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC

A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 25, 2014
 Heart Attack or Anxiety?

Heart Attack or Anxiety?

You are probably dealing with holiday stress right about now. Meet a mother who admits she is feeling the stress... Watch »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Enroll in Access Health CT by Midnight

Enroll in Access Health CT by Midnight

Connecticut residents who want to have heath coverage through the state healthcare exchange as of Jan. Watch »

Dec 15, 2014

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