Health

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Associated Press
December 10, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Health officials say opioid overdose deaths have declined for the first time in a decade among New Yorkers outside of New York City.
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Flu shot
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AP News
December 07, 2019 - 2:36 pm
New York officials have declared that the flu is "prevalent'' in the state.
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Vaping
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage were vaping liquids that contain THC, the high-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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December 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to rev up...
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December 04, 2019 - 12:51 pm
The use of hair dye and hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Women who use permanent hair dye or straighteners, or applied straighteners to others, have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who don’t use those products,...
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Measles vaccine
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Associated Press
November 27, 2019 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. In an update on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said Congo has reported more than 250,000...
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PrEP Pill
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Associated Press
November 22, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Health officials say the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City has fallen below 2,000 for the first time since the city started keeping records in 2001.
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E.Coli
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination.
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Vaping
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Associated Press
November 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavored e-cigarettes.
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Blue-green algae
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Peter Haskell
November 18, 2019 - 3:58 pm
New Jersey officials on Monday announced a new plan to reduce and prevent future harmful algae blooms in lakes and ponds throughout the state.
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