Health

Mosquito testing
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September 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
A person in Connecticut that was diagnosed with a rare mosquito-transmitted disease died Friday, the Department of Public Heath announced.
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Walmart
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Erica Brosnan
September 20, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Walmart on Friday announced it will no longer be selling e-cigarettes at its stores following a surge in mysterious vaping-related illnesses and deaths.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported from 38 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started...
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LIRR
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Sophia Hall
September 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
The Nassau County Health Department is warning Long Island Rail Road riders that they may have been exposed to measles during their commutes last week.
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Mosquito testing
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Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 7:13 pm
Connecticut health officials say laboratory testing has confirmed the state's first human case of eastern equine encephalitis this season.
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Measles Vaccine
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Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 7:05 pm
The nation's worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.
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Vaping
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Peter Haskell
September 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm
With six vaping-related deaths throughout the country, one New Jersey senator is calling for a moratorium on the sale and use of all e-cigarettes.
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Governor Phil Murphy
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Peter Haskell
September 12, 2019 - 6:58 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed an executive order to establish a task force to combat the rising number of vaping-related illnesses.
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Johnny Lopez
September 12, 2019 - 10:47 am
A midday snooze may just be what the doctored ordered. A new study has found that people that nap once or twice a week could lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, reported the New York Post. People who nap regularly may be less likely to suffer a heart attack https://t.co/lNGblafY6z...
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