Health

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
September 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. Another law he approved requires milk or water to be the default drink sold with kids' meals at fast-food and full-service restaurants.
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Passengers sick on plane
Erin Sykes
September 06, 2018 - 9:31 am
It appears the passengers who were sick on a flight from Dubai that landed at JFK Airport Wednesday morning had the flu, and some passengers on that flight are wondering why the flight was allowed to leave Dubai in the first place.
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Honey Smacks
Dreamstime
September 05, 2018 - 7:46 pm
The Food and Drug Administration said in no uncertain terms this week that if you have Honey Smacks cereal in your pantry, they have to go.
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Legionnaires' Disease
Dreamstime
September 02, 2018 - 2:05 pm
Two more cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported in the Bronx at a NYCHA building.
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Peeling Paint/Lead Poisoning
Dreamstime
August 30, 2018 - 3:44 pm
After receiving criticism that the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene lagged behind on the issue of lead poisoning, the agency is now promising greater transparency.
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Raw Chicken
Dreamstime
August 29, 2018 - 2:59 pm
A multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to kosher chicken has turned deadly.
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Antibiotics
Dreamstime
August 28, 2018 - 6:54 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases has risen to a record high.
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Spoonful of honey
Dreamstime
August 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm
A little bit of honey should be your first option to treat a cough.
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August 17, 2018 - 8:23 am
Emergency crews in New Haven spent another day dealing with several drug overdoses, just a day after 76 overdoses were reported in the span of 24 hours.
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9/11 cancer
Chuck Kennedy/MCT/Sipa USA
August 12, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Officials say nearly 10,000 people have developed cancer as a result of the toxic dust and smoke that filled the air following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
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