Health

Vaping
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Kevin Rincon
February 20, 2020 - 5:51 pm
There’s renewed legislative efforts to stop children from vaping in New York, and it involves banning all flavored e-cigarettes.
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Mobile opioid recovery unit
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Sophia Hall
February 20, 2020 - 2:17 pm
A Nassau County addiction recovery center said Thursday that its mobile recovery unit has helped over 150 people since it launched in February 2019.
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Bethpage water
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
February 19, 2020 - 3:56 pm
Aerospace giant Grumman knew its chemicals were contaminating groundwater on Long Island, but kept it secret, according to a Newsday investigation.
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Cigarette
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Sophia Hall
February 18, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Suffolk County lawmakers proposed new legislation that would stop second-hand smoke from filling apartment complexes.
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Commuters ride in a quiet subway train during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Associated Press
February 17, 2020 - 6:26 pm
Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of the novel coronavirus disease that originated there, saying more than 80% have been mild and new ones seem to be falling since early this month, although it's far too soon to tell whether the outbreak has peaked...
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In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, U.S. passengers who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess and officials wait for the takeoff of a Kalitta Air airplane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.(Cheryl and Paul Molesky via AP)
Associated Press
February 17, 2020 - 1:18 pm
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight. One plane carrying cruise...
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Senator Richard Blumenthal
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Peter Haskell
February 14, 2020 - 4:34 pm
A group of Connecticut lawmakers on Friday criticized the federal government over the response to the coronavirus.
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Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Associated Press
February 11, 2020 - 5:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new name for the disease caused by the virus. Despite the official end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday,...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
February 11, 2020 - 5:11 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will expand healthcare benefits for surviving family members of city employees who die in the line of duty, or from a 9/11-related illness.
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A notice announces no entry to customers with out protective face masks at a pharmacy in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China is reporting a rise in new virus cases, denting optimism that disease control measures which isolated major cities might be working. AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Associated Press
February 10, 2020 - 3:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home. Public health authorities are watching closely to...
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