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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday, May 13, 2019, delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed they used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape. They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
May 13, 2019 - 10:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 file photo, University of Pittsburgh pharmacy student Alexandria Taylor prepares syringes during a free measles vaccination clinic by the Allegheny County Health Department at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA in Pittsburgh. On Monday, May 13, 2019, U.S. health officials say the year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, in a growing tally that already is the nation’s highest in 25 years. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers...
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Phil Murphy
Thomas P. Costello
May 08, 2019 - 6:33 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a package of bills into law Wednesday aimed at improving healthcare for new and expecting mothers.
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Measles vaccine
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May 07, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The number of measles cases has risen to 466 in New York City and 84 individuals have now received summonses for ignoring the mandatory vaccination order.
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Measles shot
Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News
May 06, 2019 - 4:13 pm
As the number of reported measles cases rises, members of several physicians' groups have joined county health officials in calling on New York state to only allow medical exemptions for vaccines.
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Candida auris fungi
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May 05, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to declare an emergency and unlock special funding to stem a potentially deadly drug-resistant fungus that's been spreading at health care facilities.
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Flu
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May 04, 2019 - 2:20 pm
New York health officials say the influenza season isn’t over yet but that the flu is no longer prevalent in the state.
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Measles vaccine
Sean Gallup / Staff
May 03, 2019 - 4:15 pm
This comes after new data released Friday showed some Connecticut school districts with double digit percentages of students who skipped out on vaccines because of their religion or medical reasons.
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May 03, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine jumped 34 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Stroke
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May 03, 2019 - 11:58 am
A seemingly innocent move led to a more serious medical condition for an Oklahoma man.
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