Health News

CBD oil
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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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Opioids (Getty)
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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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Jimmy Carter AP
FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a news conference, in Plains, Ga. A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip. She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Associated Press
December 02, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday.
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FDNY Deputy Chief Frank Leeb
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Sean Adams
November 24, 2019 - 4:30 pm
In this week’s “Difference Makers: Stories from Main Street,” WCBS 880’s Sean Adams meets an FDNY deputy chief trying to eliminate the iconic image of the past: “A Salty Firefighter.”
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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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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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Vaping
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Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 5:53 pm
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced proposals banning flavored e-cigarettes as well as menthol-flavored traditional cigarettes.
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Pills
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning that Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing large quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing the deadly opioid fentanyl.
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Vaping
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Kevin Rincon
November 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
A public hearing was held Monday in lower Manhattan to address to growing number of issues caused by electronic cigarette use.
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Vaping
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Sophia Hall
October 29, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was tabled in Nassau County and some lawmakers are not happy.
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