Health

Stem Cell Research
Dreamstime
October 08, 2018 - 8:07 pm
Monday is Stem Cell Awareness Day.
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Legionnaires' Disease
Dreamstime
October 05, 2018 - 5:35 pm
The Health Department said Friday that eight people in lower Washington Heights have been hospitalized for Legionnaires' in the past five days. None of them has died.
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 02, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...
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Doctor With Stethoscope
Dreamstime
September 28, 2018 - 11:05 am
An elementary school student in New Rochelle is being treated for tuberculosis.
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City Council Lead Poisoning Hearing
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
September 27, 2018 - 8:52 am
Lead, not just in public housing buildings but in private dwellings as well, were the subject of a city council hearing Thursday morning.
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Mosquito
Dreamstime
September 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm
New Jersey health officials say a 62-year-old man's death last week was the state's first confirmed fatality from West Nile virus this year.
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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
September 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. Another law he approved requires milk or water to be the default drink sold with kids' meals at fast-food and full-service restaurants.
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Passengers sick on plane
Erin Sykes
September 06, 2018 - 9:31 am
It appears the passengers who were sick on a flight from Dubai that landed at JFK Airport Wednesday morning had the flu, and some passengers on that flight are wondering why the flight was allowed to leave Dubai in the first place.
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Honey Smacks
Dreamstime
September 05, 2018 - 7:46 pm
The Food and Drug Administration said in no uncertain terms this week that if you have Honey Smacks cereal in your pantry, they have to go.
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Legionnaires' Disease
Dreamstime
September 02, 2018 - 2:05 pm
Two more cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported in the Bronx at a NYCHA building.
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