Health

Doctor With Stethoscope
Dreamstime
March 19, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Long Island residents are among the healthiest in the state, according to a new study.
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018 file photo customers look at Apple Watches at an Apple store in New York. A huge study suggests the Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat. But experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
March 16, 2019 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for the unusual...
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E-cigarette Juul
Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel
March 13, 2019 - 2:27 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is moving to limit sales of most flavored e-cigarettes, trying to curb what it calls an “epidemic of youth vaping.”
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Measles Vaccine
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March 12, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The New York chapters of a national pediatrics organization are supporting legislation in the state Legislature that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent.
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Schumer calls for ban on kid-friendly e-cigarette flavors
Steve Burns/WCBS 880
March 10, 2019 - 9:42 pm
"I am publicly calling on Commissioner Gottlieb to ensure the ban on kid-friendly e-cig flavors is enacted within the month before he leaves," Schumer said.
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Measles Vaccine
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March 08, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Some New York State lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow minors to receive vaccinations without parental consent after the Health Department claimed a recent measles outbreak is being made worse by so-called “anti-vaxxers.”
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Tom Seaver
Tyson Trish / NorthJersey.com file
March 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The news that baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia spotlights a big issue: as our baby boomer population ages, who will take care of the increasing number of people with Alzheimer's and other memory impairment conditions?
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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus following a stem-cell transplant. But such transplants are dangerous, cannot be used widely and have failed in other patients. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 05, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and...
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Measles Vaccine
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March 05, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Two separate measles outbreaks in Brooklyn and Rockland County are centered in Orthodox Jewish communities, prompting the Health Department to step up efforts in educating people about the importance of vaccinations.
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9/11 first responders
© Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News
March 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
The effort to re-authorize the compensation fund for victims of the terror attacks on September 11th has support coming from both sides of the Hudson River.
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