Health

Mosquito
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July 14, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Mosquitos captured in Suffolk County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
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Marijuana
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July 13, 2018 - 8:51 am
State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says medical marijuana has been shown to be an effective pain treatment that doesn't carry the risk of addiction that comes with opioids. Zucker says that giving people an alternative to opioids is a critical step in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
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July 12, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- The New York City Department of Health & Hygiene is testing water from all cooling tower systems in the area of a legionnaires' cluster in Lower Washington Heights. A community meeting was held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Saint Luke’s AME Church located at 1872 Amsterdam Ave...
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Donald Trump
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July 08, 2018 - 1:57 pm
The Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses.
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Vegetable tray
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July 07, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Del Monte is recalling some of its pre-cut vegetables trays after 200 people contracted a serious intestinal illness from the platters.
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Woman drying wet armpit using hair dryer.
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June 29, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever drug developed specifically to reduce excessive underarm sweating. Qbrexza comes in the form of a wipe that's used daily to block sweat glands from activating. It's expected to hit shelves in October. Drug maker...
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Close Up Of Overweight Man Measuring Waist
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June 28, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week to meet government recommendations for both muscle strengthening and...
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(AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
June 25, 2018 - 5:04 pm
The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy in patients 2 years and older. But it's not quite medical marijuana.
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Macro shot of a dired marijuana bud with crystalline structures
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June 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
Legal marijuana in New York may soon be a reality. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says a long-awaited state report on marijuana, commissioned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will recommend state legalization.
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(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.
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