Health

Rep. Max Rose
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
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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Schumer fentanyl
WCBS 880
February 10, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer is outlining the first-ever, targeted fentanyl sanctions bill that he hopes will cut off the drug, which has been flowing in from China.
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This undated photo provided by researchers in February 2019 shows the components of swallowable self-righting device which can inject drugs from inside the stomach. The new invention, reported Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, by an MIT-led research team, has been tested only in animals so far. But if it pans out, it might offer a work-around to make not just insulin but a variety of usually injected medicines a little easier to take. (Felice Frankel via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach. Patients usually prefer oral treatment, and comply with it better, but many compounds,...
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This undated product image provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shows Xarelto. Johnson & Johnson says it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. J&J said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, it would start with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto. (Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. J&J said Thursday it would start with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto (zah-REHL'-toe). By late March,...
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Fat Cat Kitchen CBD
WCBS 880
February 06, 2019 - 9:44 am
New York City is cracking down on the sale of food and drinks containing the cannabis derivative CBD.
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Jamie Weiss and Sawyer
Jamie Weiss
February 02, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A Long Island family is raising money to fund research for rare pediatric cancers after their little girl’s tough battle with the disease.
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland, Ore., has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout from the disease. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 01, 2019 - 5:00 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 43 people in Washington and Oregon have...
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