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Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 01:48 PM EDT

5 Cases of Whooping Cough Confirmed at Winsted School

5 Cases of Whooping Cough Confirmed at Winsted School

There are five confirmed cases of whooping cough at the Gilbert School in Winsted and school officials have sent a letter warning parents.

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 11:18 AM EDT

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

FDA Issues New Guidelines on Salt, Pressuring Food Industry

The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 08:12 AM EDT

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Tigers Closer Rodriguez Says He Contracted Zika

Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the off-season in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 at 06:09 PM EDT

Mom With Zika Gives Birth to Baby With Birth Defects at NJ Hospital

Mom With Zika Gives Birth to Baby With Birth Defects at NJ Hospital

A woman diagnosed with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital, the first apparent case of a baby being born in the Northeast with defects from the disease, Manny Alvarez...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 02:56 PM EDT

State to Test Mosquitoes for Zika

State to Test Mosquitoes for Zika

The state will be testing mosquitoes for Zika virus this year in addition to West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 02:52 PM EDT

Sisters Diagnosed Weeks Apart Fight Breast Cancer Together

Sisters Diagnosed Weeks Apart Fight Breast Cancer Together

Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 08:08 AM EDT

Inside the Lab That Found the Latest Superbug

Inside the Lab That Found the Latest Superbug

The news startled doctors across the country last week. A small team at the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) lab in Maryland that specializes in testing germs for...

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 03:40 PM EDT

State Provides CT Zika Statistics Online

State Provides CT Zika Statistics Online

Seven people in Connecticut have contracted the Zika virus and the state Department of Health has put is sharing information with the public online to provide local statistics and other information about...

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 03:02 PM EDT

Health Experts Urge WHO to Consider Moving Rio Olympics

Health Experts Urge WHO to Consider Moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. The 150 experts — including a former...

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 08:47 PM EDT

Possible Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Rat Study

Possible Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Rat Study

A partial report from a U.S. government study on on rats and mice has found a possible link between cellphones and cancer, giving new life to the longstanding debate over whether cellphone use might lead...

NBC Connecticut Joins With Red Cross for Blood Drive
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