Health

E-cigarette Juul
Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel
January 12, 2019 - 4:28 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 to curb their use by younger people.
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BQE DOT protest
WCBS 880
January 12, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Neighbors gathered Saturday to fight a plan by the city’s Department of Transportation to build a temporary extension of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
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Drinking Soda
Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 6:36 pm
New Yorkers are heading into 2019 a little healthier than before.
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Sugar
Dreamstime
January 10, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A little sugar bowl could be added to chain restaurants’ menus in New York City. A bill introduced Wednesday would mandate eateries warn customers about items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar. City Councilman Mark Levine, who introduced the measure, says the Health...
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Opioid drugs
Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean
January 09, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Drug related deaths in New Jersey were up in 2018 for the fourth year in a row.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Shutdown
WCBS 880
January 09, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio made national headlines Tuesday with his announcement that the city would offer health coverage to all New Yorkers whether or not they can afford it or are undocumented.
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Flu vaccine
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
January 08, 2019 - 6:16 pm
The first flu death of the season has been confirmed in New Jersey.
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
January 08, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Health officials are cautioning New York residents as the state continues to battle the worst measles outbreak in decades.
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Doctor With Stethoscope
Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
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Lead Paint Presser
WCBS 880
January 08, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Parents are being warned after a pre-K child in Nassau County was found to have elevated levels of lead in his or her blood.
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