Health

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dreamstime
October 19, 2018 - 6:22 am
First it was salt, now New York City wants to go after sugar.
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Hospital corridor
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October 16, 2018 - 7:06 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A mysterious and rare condition similar to polio has been affecting children across the country, and federal health officials cannot figure out what is causing it. Washington Post Health Reporter Lena Sun said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first noticed an...
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Squirrel Central Park
Dreamstime
October 16, 2018 - 1:03 pm
A hunter from New York who died four years ago may have gotten a rare brain disorder after eating squirrel brains, according to a new report.
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Breast Cancer Ribbon
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October 15, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Adelphi NY Statedewide Breast Cancer Hotline has a new program to help women under the age of 40 who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
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Measles
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October 14, 2018 - 12:08 pm
New York State's Health Department says an international traveler returning from Israel who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple venues in New York and New Jersey this month.
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Doctor With Stethoscope
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October 13, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Doctors are warning parents about a new virus going around that mimics strep throat.
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Hospital corridor
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October 13, 2018 - 12:17 pm
New York state health officials say 39 children have been found to have a virus that in rare cases, causes a polio-like condition.
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Stem Cell Research
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October 08, 2018 - 8:07 pm
Monday is Stem Cell Awareness Day.
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Legionnaires' Disease
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October 05, 2018 - 5:35 pm
The Health Department said Friday that eight people in lower Washington Heights have been hospitalized for Legionnaires' in the past five days. None of them has died.
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 02, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...
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