Health

Flavored cigars
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April 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
A new effort to discourage children from smoking flavored tobacco has begun in New York City.
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Measles Vaccine
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April 17, 2019 - 6:59 pm
New York City's Board of Health has voted to extend last week's emergency declaration ordering mandatory measles vaccinations in four Brooklyn ZIP codes.
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Allergies
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April 17, 2019 - 3:41 pm
For those who suffer from allergies, it’s been a rough season so far, especially as more and more children are being diagnosed with seasonal allergies.
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Rockland County Executive Ed Day
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April 16, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Rockland County officials announced Tuesday a new order mandating anyone with measles in the area be quarantined to their homes.
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, a patient undergoes dialysis at a clinic in Sacramento, Calif. Results of a study released on Sunday, April 14, 2019 show that the diabetes drug Invokana has been shown to help prevent or delay worsening of kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 14, 2019 - 8:08 pm
A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it's hard to overstate the importance of...
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Cantaloupe
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April 14, 2019 - 1:51 pm
An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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April 12, 2019 - 1:32 pm
New Jersey has seen a surge in autism cases over the last four years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, a lawyer holds a battery that was removed from a toddler's esophagus at a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. A study published Friday, April 12, 2019 in the journal Pediatrics found a sharp increase in emergency room visits involving swallowed objects by kids under age 6. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has more than doubled, a new study says. In 2015, there were nearly 43,000 such visits among kids under 6, compared with 22,000 in 1995, according to the study...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Public Health Crisis
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April 09, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday and has ordered mandatory vaccinations for people who may have been exposed to the virus in parts of Williamsburg amid a growing measles outbreak.
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Candida auris fungi
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April 08, 2019 - 3:06 pm
There's a new superbug on the rise across the country and the majority of cases are here in the New York and New Jersey area.
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