Health

Legionnaires' Disease
Dreamstime
July 21, 2018 - 1:25 pm
New York City health officials confirmed 22 people have been affected by the Legionnaires’ outbreak in Washington Heights.
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Longhorned Tick
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
July 18, 2018 - 8:42 am
Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.
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Legionnaires' Disease
Dreamstime
July 15, 2018 - 11:19 am
The city is continuing to search for the source of a Legionnaires’ outbreak in upper Manhattan that has sickened 16 people.
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Mosquito
Dreamstime
July 14, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Mosquitos captured in Suffolk County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
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Marijuana
Dreamstime
July 13, 2018 - 1:21 pm
The announcement came back in January that the Cuomo administration wanted to study the effects of marijuana legalization.
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Dreamstime
July 12, 2018 - 6:30 am
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has discovered a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Washington Heights.
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This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A 10-year study released on Monday, July 2, 2018 shows that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than abstainers, including those who downed at least eight cups daily. The benefit was seen with instant, ground, decaf, and in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10...
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Ambulance
Dreamstime
June 30, 2018 - 2:59 pm
The New York City Health Department says the first human case of West Nile virus has arrived in New York City for the 2018 season.
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(AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 29, 2018 - 8:23 pm
The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views have changed.
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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 18, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.
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