Health News

Measles Vaccine
PA Images/Sipa USA
March 12, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The New York chapters of a national pediatrics organization are supporting legislation in the state Legislature that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent.
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Tom Seaver
Tyson Trish / NorthJersey.com file
March 08, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The news that baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia spotlights a big issue: as our baby boomer population ages, who will take care of the increasing number of people with Alzheimer's and other memory impairment conditions?
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
February 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm
The city's Health Department on Thursday pleaded with parents to vaccinate their children against measles, as an outbreak in Brooklyn has grown exponentially since October.
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E-cigarette Juul
Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel
February 11, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
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FDA Shutdown
Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press
January 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
The partial government shutdown has put the Food and Drug Administration out of work for nearly three weeks, raising concerns about what consumers are feeding their families.
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Drinking Soda
Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 6:36 pm
New Yorkers are heading into 2019 a little healthier than before.
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Sugar
Dreamstime
January 10, 2019 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A little sugar bowl could be added to chain restaurants’ menus in New York City. A bill introduced Wednesday would mandate eateries warn customers about items that contain over 12 grams of added sugar. City Councilman Mark Levine, who introduced the measure, says the Health...
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 measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion, USA Today
January 08, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Health officials are cautioning New York residents as the state continues to battle the worst measles outbreak in decades.
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Doctor With Stethoscope
Dreamstime
January 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
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Schumer on shingles
Sophia Hall/WCBS 880
January 07, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Monday to address a shingles vaccine shortage on Long Island, saying it’s the "perfect example" as to why the government shutdown should end.
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