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State Can Force Chemo On Teen

Posted On January 09, 2015

(Hartford, CT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court says the state can force a teenager with cancer to undergo chemotherapy. The decision upholds a lower court ruling that the state can force treatment on the 17-year-old girl with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The girl's mother Jackie Fortin says the decision should be her daughter's alone.   The girl…

California Firm Recalling Meat Products For Possible Contamination

Posted On January 09, 2015

(Undated) -- A Southern California company is recalling nearly 50-thousand pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products that might be contaminated with pieces of metal. The recalled products are two-point-two pound packages of Mishima Sukiyaki Beef and one-point-75 pound packages of Mishima Gingered Pork. The products were shipped to stores and restaurants in Arizona,…

Relax And Rest When You’re Sick

Posted On January 09, 2015

(Undated) -- When we're sick the last thing we should do is get up and get active. Mark Wargusi with Better Health Stores says we may feel badly missing our workouts but we're doing more harm than good by pushing ourselves.   Wargusi says sugars are bad for you when you're sick but herbal teas…

New Antibiotic Called “Game-Changer”

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Researchers say they've come up with an antibiotic that could be resistant to bacteria for 30 years or longer. Medical experts call this new antibiotic, the first in three decades, a "game-changer." Researchers from Northeastern University and a star-up called NovaBiotic Pharmaceuticals discovered the antibiotic by digging in dirt from a grassy field…

Women With PTSD More Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Women with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD may be at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found the more symptoms of PTSD a woman has, the more likely she is to end up having Type 2 diabetes. In fact, those women may be twice as likely to have both of these…