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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) building is visible behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday, June 15, 2020, the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Associated Press
June 15, 2020 - 7:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx,...
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Rachel Hartley
Rachel Hartley
Kristie Keleshian
June 15, 2020 - 6:43 pm
After being docked in Brooklyn since April, a Virginia nurse who came to New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic is now on a new journey at a hospital in Connecticut.
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FILE - In this April 9, 2020 file photo, a chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in New Delhi, India. U.S. regulators are revoking emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday, June 15 that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Associated Press
June 15, 2020 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and...
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Kenny Kuhn
June 15, 2020 - 11:57 am
Summer activities are here and ramping up as many people look to enjoy fun activities outdoors such as swimming, hiking and camping. But, do these summer activities pose a risk of spreading the coronavirus?
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Howard Zucker
Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
WCBS 880 Newsroom
June 12, 2020 - 5:31 pm
Sleepaway camps will not be operating in New York this summer over coronavirus concerns, state health officials said Friday.
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Jacquie Cadorette
June 12, 2020 - 7:59 am
If you’ve ever fallen victim to FOMO, this new trend may be completely uncharted territory for you. Introducing the coronavirus-induced FOGO - the fear of going out.
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In this April 22, 2020 photo provided by New York Blood Center Enterprises, Aubrie Cresswell, 24, donates convalescent plasma at the Blood Bank of Delmarva Christiana Donor Center in suburban Newark, Del. “It’s, I think, our job as humans to step forward and help in society,” said Cresswell who has donated three times and counting. One donation was shipped to a hospitalized friend of a friend, and “it brought me to tears. I was like, overwhelmed with it just because the family was really thankful.” (New York Blood Center Enterprises via AP)
Associated Press
June 12, 2020 - 1:05 am
Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place. Thousands of coronavirus patients in hospitals...
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Guests wearing masks stroll through SeaWorld as it reopened with new safety measures in place Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The park had been closed since mid-March to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Associated Press
June 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn't done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona,...
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 11, 2020 - 3:15 pm
New cancer prevention guidelines are now urging people to skip the booze. The American Cancer Society said not consuming alcohol is best for cancer prevention and reduction.
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 11, 2020 - 1:42 pm
A report claims that cases of the deadly mosquito-borne virus Eastern equine encephalitis, otherwise known as EEE, will skyrocket in the Northeast region in the future.
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