Health

Ramen recall
Cece’s® Veggie Co.
AP News
December 28, 2019 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Veggie Noodle Co. said Saturday it was voluntarily recalling its Cece's brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth due to concerns the egg contained may be contaminated with listeria. Veggie Noodle gets its hard-boiled eggs from Georgia-based Almark Foods, which recalled its hard-...
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Flu vaccine
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
The flu is spreading fast in New York this year.
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Flu shot
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Kristie Keleshian
December 22, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Across the U.S., the flu has been widespread for three weeks straight according to the CDC, with 30 states, including New York, now affected.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 file photo, People wait in line to enter the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to sit in overflow rooms to hear arguments in New Orleans. The “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Associated Press
December 18, 2019 - 9:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance but sidestepped a ruling on the law’s overall constitutionality. The decision means the law remains in effect for now. The 2-1 ruling handed down by a...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. Accidental overdoses contribute to 90 percent of all U.S. opioid-related deaths. Rising use of illicitly manufactured and highly potent synthetic opioids including fentanyl has likely contributed to the unintentional death rate, which surged nine-fold between 2000 and 2017, the study found. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Accidental overdoses cause 90% of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a new analysis published Tuesday suggests. Rising use of heroin and illicit, highly potent synthetic opioids including fentanyl has likely contributed...
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Measles vaccine
George Frey / Stringer
Marla Diamond
December 16, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The New Jersey State Senate on Monday rejected a bill that would have ended the state’s religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.
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Curran Vaping Ban
Sophia Hall/WCBS 880
Sophia Hall
December 16, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Beginning in January, the sale of flavored vaping products and e-cigarettes will not be allowed in Nassau County.
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Alec Woodruff
Photo courtesy of Terri Woodruff
Sophia Hall
December 14, 2019 - 10:29 am
A teenager from Long Island is walking again after being diagnosed with a rare, polio-like disease.
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Flu shot
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Associated Press
December 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm
State public health officials say three people have died of flu-related complications in Connecticut this season.
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CBD oil
Hillary Ojeda/Iowa City Press-Citizen
Associated Press
December 10, 2019 - 7:37 pm
New York's fast-growing hemp industry is getting a boost from a new law allowing the state to regulate the growth and sale of cannabis-derived extracts such as trendy CBD oil.
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