Health

Mayor Bill de Blasio Public Health Crisis
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April 09, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday and has ordered mandatory vaccinations for people who may have been exposed to the virus in parts of Williamsburg amid a growing measles outbreak.
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Candida auris fungi
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April 08, 2019 - 3:06 pm
There's a new superbug on the rise across the country and the majority of cases are here in the New York and New Jersey area.
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Lung Disease run
WCBS 880
April 06, 2019 - 2:08 pm
More than 700 people made the long journey up 55 flights of stairs to the top of One Penn Plaza on Saturday to raise money for research into lung disease.
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has not established a direct connection between vaping and seizures but is seeking more information. Regulators noted that seizures and convulsions are a known side effect of nicotine poisoning. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 03, 2019 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people...
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tuberculosis bacteria
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April 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Suffolk County health officials revealed Monday that a person from the Copiague Middle School Community has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
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Measles Vaccine
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April 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
In wake of the Rockland County measles emergency, lawmakers are suggesting all vaccines be mandatory for minors.
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Anti-Vaccination Protest
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March 28, 2019 - 12:51 pm
A handful of people unhappy with Rockland County’s state of emergency, barring all unvaccinated minors from public spaces, took their protest to the Palisades Center Mall on Thursday.
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Soda
Dreamstime
March 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
There’s a new initiative at City Hall to make kids’ meals in New York City healthier.
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Measles Vaccine
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March 26, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Rockland County declared a state of emergency Tuesday over the ongoing measles outbreak.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
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March 25, 2019 - 7:06 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.
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