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Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose Antidote

State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone — commonly known as Narcan — a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.

03/11/2014

A pregnant woman. (Credit: Thinkstock)

The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

Experts say BrainCore Therapy could be useful in treating patients with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Remodel Your Mind With BrainCore Therapy

People take medication every day for things like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Now, a new technique could make all of that go away.

03/10/2014

Caregiver and Alzheimer’s patient (credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Alzheimer’s Test Boasts Incredible Accuracy Rate

The newest test is a blood test that can reportedly predict who will get Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear.

03/10/2014

Some people are negatively affected by Daylight Saving Time (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Daylight Saving Time Can Be A Danger To Your Health

Daylight Saving Time may have serious health implications for some, making it a difficult, even potentially dangerous change.

03/07/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Announces 2-Year Extension For Canceled Health Plans

Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.

03/05/2014

Mammogram Sign (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Law Aims To Raise Awareness Of ‘Breast Density’ Issue For Women Undergoing Mammograms

It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.

03/03/2014

Doctors warn of a potentially deadly nail cancer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Doctors Warn Of Potentially Deadly Form Of Nail Cancer

New York-based nail specialist Dr. Dana Stern is warning of a potentially deadly nail cancer – not technically the nail itself, but malignant melanoma of the nail bed, the skin under the nail.

02/28/2014

FILE -- Bags of salad mix containing fresh spinach are seen on a supermarket shelf. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Should You Rewash ‘Prewashed’ Bagged Salads?

Last summer, hundreds of people in 15 states — including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — got food poisoning from bagged salad mixes that were contaminated with the parasite cyclospora.

02/26/2014

FILE -- "Elementary" star Jonny Lee Miller. (credit: Getty Images)

‘Elementary’ Star Jonny Lee Miller Works To Solve Sanfilippo Syndrome

Since learning that a crew member’s son was diagnosed with the rare fatal disease Sanfilippo Syndrome, Holmes has become an advocate to find a treatment and a cure, CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported.

02/26/2014

Excedrin and Tylenol contain acetaminophen. (credit: Getty Images)

Study Links Acetaminophen Use By Pregnant Women To ADHD In Children

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A warning for pregnant women: A popular over-the-counter pain reliever may put your unborn child at risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. As CBS 2′s Dr. Max Gomez reported, acetaminophen […]

02/24/2014

Authorities outside the Legal Sea Foods at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station where a man died and dozens more were sickened by a carbon monoxide leak, Feb. 22, 2014 (credit: Jim Powers/1010 WINS)

1 Dead, Dozens Rushed To Area Hospitals After Carbon Monoxide Leak At Long Island Mall

A spokesperson for the Huntington Community First Aid Squad told 1010 WINS that an employee of the restaurant Legal Sea Foods at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station was killed by the odorless gas.

02/22/2014

A baby uses a music activated pacifier at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's NICU (Credit: CBS 2)

Researchers: Special Pacifiers May Help Babies In NICU Learn To Eat Faster

Researchers may have come up with a new way to help speed up the process of learning how to eat for premature babies in NICU.

02/21/2014

The PulsePoint app shows a map of CPR volunteers. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Hopes Phone App, Army Of CPR Volunteers Can Help Save Lives

The county is rolling out the PulsePoint app and is asking anyone trained in CPR to download it and come to the rescue if someone nearby has a heart attack.

02/20/2014