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Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 05:29 PM EDT

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Has Spread to 22 States

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Has Spread to 22 States

The E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Arizona continues to expand, with the case total climbing to 98 across 22 states and 46 people requiring hospitalization, 10 of them for a type of acute...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:17 PM EDT

Resources to Treat Parkinson's Disease in Connecticut

Resources to Treat Parkinson's Disease in Connecticut

Several resources are available in Connecticut for people with Parkinson's Disease.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:27 PM EDT

Restaurants Calm Customers, Say Their Romaine Is Safe

Restaurants Calm Customers, Say Their Romaine Is Safe

Restaurants' advice to their customers? Romaine calm. The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 03:13 AM EDT

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches<br /><br />

Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:41 AM EDT

Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Soars to 84 Cases in 19 States; 42 Hospitalized

Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Soars to 84 Cases in 19 States; 42 Hospitalized

The number of cases in the E. coli outbreak tied to Romaine lettuce grown in Arizona has boomed to 84 in 19 states, with 42 people requiring hospitalization, more than a half-dozen of them for a type of acute...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:32 PM EDT

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

Juul E-Cig Maker to Invest $30M to Combat Underage Vaping

The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children. The announcement from Juul Labs comes one day after...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:46 PM EDT

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

FDA Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 01:17 PM EDT

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

Veteran Undergoes World's First Full Male Genital Transplant

A veteran who suffered injuries in Afghanistan has received the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant, Johns Hopkins Hospital announced Monday. A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological...

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 12:34 AM EDT

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

Throw It Away: CDC Expands Warning on Romaine Lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease expanded its warning Friday surrounding a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona, which has now sickened more than 50 people. The agency said...

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 07:17 PM EDT

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Some GOP Officials Urge Charges for Women Who Get Abortions

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely...

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2018 NBC CT Blood Drive at Dunkin' Donuts Park
2018 NBC CT Blood Drive at Dunkin' Donuts Park
Start the summer on a lifesaving note by donating blood at the NBC Connecticut/Telemundo Connecticut Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 20 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Yard Goats. Read more
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