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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2019. The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found high levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to FDA researchers. The FDA's food-test results are likely to...
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Kimberly Dole
May 31, 2019 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The World Health Organization will list video gaming as a behavioral addiction for the first time. An official vote by the World Health Organization was made for the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on "gaming...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, a customer blows a cloud of smoke from a vape pipe at a local shop in Richmond, Va. Although e-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, new research published Monday, May 27, 2019, finds a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 27, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in...
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Raw steaks
Kryssia Campos
May 23, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products. RELATED: Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways NYC company recalls raisins for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, produce is displayed for sale at a farmers market in Kalamazoo, Mich. A study released on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. (Katie Alaimo/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 file photo, University of Pittsburgh pharmacy student Alexandria Taylor prepares syringes during a free measles vaccination clinic by the Allegheny County Health Department at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA in Pittsburgh. On Monday, May 13, 2019, U.S. health officials say the year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, in a growing tally that already is the nation’s highest in 25 years. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers...
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Measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion
May 13, 2019 - 11:25 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The CDC has provided an update on the measles outbreak and it does not look good for New York. It found that this year's count of measles cases has reached 839 -- that's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. RELATED: US measles cases still climbing...
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President Trump
Matt Kryger/IndyStar
May 10, 2019 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) — The Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday that California-Based Gilead Sciences Inc. has agreed to donate medications that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year. "Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in...
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Candida Auris
CDC
1010 WINS Newsroom
May 05, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to declare an emergency and unlock special funding to stem a potentially deadly drug-resistant fungus that's been spreading at health care facilities.
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Tyson recall
USDA
1010 WINS Newsroom
May 04, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Time to check your fridge: Millions of pounds of frozen chicken strips have been recalled over contamination fears.
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