Health

Flu shot
Kimberly Dole
December 06, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker declared Thursday that influenza is now prevalent in New York State. This announcement puts into effect a regulation requiring that healthcare workers who are not vaccinated against influenza wear surgical or procedure...
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Birth control pill
Paramesh Karandikar/MIT/Langer Lab via AP
1010 WINS Newsroom
December 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. The trick: A tiny star-shaped gadget that unfolds in the stomach and gradually...
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Hospital
Dreamstime
1010 WINS Newsroom
December 04, 2019 - 1:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy. A doctor who terminates a pregnancy...
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eldis-sula
December 04, 2019 - 12:51 pm
The use of hair dye and hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Women who use permanent hair dye or straighteners, or applied straighteners to others, have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who don’t use those products,...
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Vaping
Dai Sugano, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
1010 WINS Newsroom
December 03, 2019 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it's increasingly on law enforcement's radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years...
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Romaine lettuce
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
1010 WINS Newsroom
November 22, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to...
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Vaping
Getty: HAZEMMKAMAL
1010 WINS Newsroom
November 18, 2019 - 12:31 pm
President Donald Trump has aparently backed off a proposal to ban flavored e cigarettes, according to a report in the New York Times.
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In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, surgeons perform a non-emergency angioplasty at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Through a blood vessel in the groin, a tube is guided to a blockage in the heart. A tiny balloon is then inflated to flatten the clog, and a mesh tube called a stent is inserted to prop the artery open. According to a federally funded study released on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, people with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
1010 WINS Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large study finds that people with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, government health advisers recommended broader use of the prescription-strength fish oil drug to prevent heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening health problems. (Amarin via AP)
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November 14, 2019 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers are recommending broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help prevent heart problems. The non-binding recommendation paves the way for the Food and Drug Administration to expand the drug’s approval. That broader use could translate into...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019 file photo, a man blows a puff of smoke as he vapes with an electronic cigarette. Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
1010 WINS Newsroom
November 11, 2019 - 10:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient...
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