Health

Tom Seaver
Tyson Trish / NorthJersey.com file
March 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The news that baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia spotlights a big issue: as our baby boomer population ages, who will take care of the increasing number of people with Alzheimer's and other memory impairment conditions?
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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus following a stem-cell transplant. But such transplants are dangerous, cannot be used widely and have failed in other patients. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 05, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and...
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Measles Vaccine
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March 05, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Two separate measles outbreaks in Brooklyn and Rockland County are centered in Orthodox Jewish communities, prompting the Health Department to step up efforts in educating people about the importance of vaccinations.
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9/11 first responders
© Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News
March 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
The effort to re-authorize the compensation fund for victims of the terror attacks on September 11th has support coming from both sides of the Hudson River.
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
February 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm
The city's Health Department on Thursday pleaded with parents to vaccinate their children against measles, as an outbreak in Brooklyn has grown exponentially since October.
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From l-r., Richard A. Gonzalez , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer AbbVie Inc., Pascal Soriot, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer AstraZeneca, Giovanni Caforio, M.D. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Jennifer Taubert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson, Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Merck & Co., Inc., Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D. Chief Executive Office Pfizer, Olivier Brandicourt, M.D. Chief Executive Officer Sanofi, prepare to testify before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 26, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing from their personal experiences, senators on Tuesday chastised drug company executives over the high cost of prescription drugs, as the company officials cautioned that heavy-handed congressional action could jeopardize medical breakthroughs going forward. Tuesday's Senate...
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Rep. Max Rose
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February 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm
A freshman congressman from New York is leading an effort to educate House members about the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
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Recreational Marijuana
Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS/Sipa USA
February 16, 2019 - 2:47 pm
New Jersey has taken a major step forward legalizing recreational marijuana.
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday, Feb. 14, released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot, 3-inch frame. People with an index rating above 30 are considered obese. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 14, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot...
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E-cigarette Juul
Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel
February 11, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
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