Health

Bernie Loubier
January 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus in the state increased 4 percent in 2017. The state Department of Public Health recently released the HIV figures , which show that 281 people were newly diagnosed with the virus in 2017...
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John Silva
January 24, 2019 - 4:33 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health has released the latest numbers regarding influenza activity. There were three flu-associated deaths last week. DPH says as of last Saturday, there had been a total of 11 flu-related deaths in Connecticut. Of that number, eight people...
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John Silva
January 17, 2019 - 4:15 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Flu activity remains widespread across Connecticut. New numbers today from the state Department of Public Health show two additional deaths associated with the flu. That brings to eight, the number who've succumbed since the current season began August 12. Of those who've...
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John Silva
January 10, 2019 - 2:18 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - New data on influenza activity released by the state Department of Public Health shows two additional deaths since the last DPH report. That brings to six, the number of deaths attributed to the flu this season, dating back to last August. DPH says five of the deaths were...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
AP
December 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's 44-year history, far...
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