Health

measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Mack Rosenberg
August 29, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Connecticut Gov. New Lamont announced Thursday the Health Department must release school-by-school immunization rates, after a couple filed a lawsuit looking to block the move.
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome...
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Hepatitis A virus test
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
August 27, 2019 - 2:04 pm
One of the 27 people who contracted Hepatitis A from a food handler at a Mendham golf club in June has died.
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Overdose Crisis
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Rich Lamb
August 26, 2019 - 3:34 pm
After seven consecutive years of an increase in overdose death in New York City, officials say there’s been a slight decline.
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Measles vaccine
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Associated Press
August 26, 2019 - 2:26 pm
A judge has upheld a New York state law repealing religious exemptions from vaccinations required for children in schools or day care programs.
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In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson pours pieces of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar into a vial as he demonstrates testing for THC and other chemicals at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif. Chemists are trying to solve a scientific mystery involving marijuana brownies. Chocolate seems to throw off test results for potency. That could be dangerous for consumers looking to relax, not hallucinate. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Associated Press
August 26, 2019 - 8:48 am
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial...
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Dallas
August 23, 2019 - 7:49 am
( ALT 105.3 ) - You might already be trying to keep it cool at night during the summer as best you can, and if you are, it might not be great for your electric bill, but it looks like it's better for your health. Per the Harvard Medical School , sleeping in a cold room will help you fall asleep...
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Teen vaping
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Mike Smeltz
August 22, 2019 - 5:57 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday reported more than 150 possible cases of lung illnesses linked to vaping with about one-fifth of those cases occurring in the Tri-State area.
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measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
Illustration Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
August 14, 2019 - 2:15 pm
New York students who haven't been vaccinated against measles and other diseases are waiting to hear if they can go back to school.
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Blue-green algae
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August 13, 2019 - 3:58 pm
The same type of dangerous algae bloom that prompted swimming bans at several New Jersey lakes this summer has now been linked to the deaths of three dogs in North Carolina.
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