Health

This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A 10-year study released on Monday, July 2, 2018 shows that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than abstainers, including those who downed at least eight cups daily. The benefit was seen with instant, ground, decaf, and in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10...
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Ambulance
Dreamstime
June 30, 2018 - 2:59 pm
The New York City Health Department says the first human case of West Nile virus has arrived in New York City for the 2018 season.
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(AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 29, 2018 - 8:23 pm
The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views have changed.
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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 18, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.
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Charles Schumer
Mike Sugerman/WCBS 880
June 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Pills that claim to protect sunbathers from harmful effects of the sun are bogus, according to the federal government, and now there's a move to get them off store shelves. Now that the beach weather is here, some consumers have been turning to the pills instead of using...
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Mamaroneck Diner and Pizza
Sean Adams/WCBS 880
May 14, 2018 - 9:58 am
The reopening of a popular Westchester County diner could be delayed thanks to the outbreak of a nasty stomach bug.
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Longhorned Tick
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
May 11, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Health officials in New Jersey are warning people about an unusual tick that seems to be spreading.
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Donald Trump Drug Plan
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
May 11, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about...
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Romaine Lettuce
Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP
May 09, 2018 - 6:25 pm
Four more states are now reporting illnesses due to tainted romaine lettuce.
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Poppy seed Muffin
Dreamstime
May 09, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The CDC tweeted a photo of a lemon poppy seed muffin with five ticks on top to demonstrate just how difficult it can be to spot them.
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