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Lawmakers Push CT Made Flu Vaccine

Posted On December 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Two Connecticut congressmen are calling on the federal government to purchase flu vaccine that is made in Meriden. Congressmen Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty have made the request to use vaccine made by Protein Sciences in a letter to the Centers for Disease Control. One issue may be that Protein Sciences only…

FDA Moves To Amend Ban On Gay Men’s Blood Donations

Posted On December 23, 2014

(Undated) -- The FDA is moving to end a decades-long ban on gay men donating blood. The agency is proposing allowing gay and bisexual men to become blood donors if they haven't had sex with other men for at least one year. The current policy is to prohibit donations from men who have had gay…

HealthCare.Gov Working Much Better Than Last Year

Posted On December 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov is working much better than it did last year.   U.S. Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell says roughly 70-percent of the customers are people who are renewing policies they purchased last year. About 30-percent of the enrollees are new customers.

Teens Delinquent Behavior Linked to Mother’s Depression

Posted On December 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Kids with depressed mothers may be more likely to develop risky and violent behavior. Researchers in Ontario say a mother's depressive symptoms and negative parenting behaviors may harm the child's development and lead to lasting problems. Those problems include drug abuse, running away from home, or carrying a weapon. The author of the…

Doctors Warn E-Readers Damage Sleep And Health

Posted On December 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Doctors are warning that reading e-books before you go to sleep can damage your sleep and your health. Harvard Medical School researchers studied people reading paper books and people reading light-emitting e-readers before they went to sleep. The people using e-readers took longer to fall asleep, didn't sleep as well and were more…