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Liver cancer deaths spike nationwide

Schwartz said the country’s high obesity rates might also be a factor in the rise in liver cancer. In Connecticut, the death rate for liver cancer was already fairly low in 2016, with an estimated 8 d... read more

Progress made, but W.Va. still lags on cancer policy

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia continues to fall ... Connecticut, that does not allocate state funding for tobacco control programing. The network's report measures states based on policy actions state le... read more

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in Connecticut park near Yale

(AP) — Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched ... whether Thursday's cases involved the same batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana. No deaths were reported, and most of those ... read more

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A plan to prevent more than 1 in 5 cancer deaths, without having to invent any new treatments

If they were to do so, the country’s cancer mortality rate would fall by 22% ... cancers could be averted nationwide if everyone got the same care as people who went to college. That alone would preve... read more

Breast Cancer By The Numbers

Nationwide, the overall mortality rate was 20.5 per 100,000. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause, after lung cancer, of cancer-related death in women in Connecticut and nationwide. It is the lea... read more

Updated Fall Forecast 2016: Connecticut to See Warmer Weather This Season

The last thing we want to hear in the middle of a September heat wave is "more heat," but the fall in Connecticut is shaping ... Daycare Owner Charged in Baby's Death; Geoff Fox Cancer Update: Nearby ... read more

In Texas, Armed ‘Marshals’ And ‘Guardians’ Stand Ready To Protect Students

The 60-year-old administrator, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 215 pounds, is a school “marshal,” one of about 165 Texas teachers and other school employees expected to be authorized to carry firearms i... read more

Drug overdoses rise, heart disease deaths fall: CDC

First, the good news: Death rates for heart disease, cancer and HIV are all down as of mid-2017 ... President Trump last month declared the country's opioid epidemic a nationwide public health emergen... read more

You can blame cigarettes for nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S., study says

The analysis revealed a significant gender gap in tobacco's contribution to cancer mortality. Nationwide, 34% of cancer deaths in men were due to smoking ... The other two-thirds of states could join ... read more

Help wipe out cancer

Prevention efforts, early detection, and better treatments have meant: We’ve seen a 26 percent decline in cancer mortality rates since 1991. And that we’ve avoided 2.4 million cancer deaths nationwide ... read more

Connecticut, A Leader In Prevention, Takes In Rising Suicide Rate

Statewide suicide prevention programs and stringent gun control laws may have kept Connecticut’s suicide rate one of the lowest in the country, but they have not staved off a worrisome trend — the ste... read more

2013 Death From Rare Virus Confirmed In Eastern Connecticut

HARTFORD — State public health officials disclosed Tuesday that last fall a Connecticut ... are reported nationwide each year, mostly in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, according to public health ... read more

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