Health

Obesity
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February 04, 2019 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New analysis finds a troubling health trend among millennials. The American Cancer Society says cancers fueled by obesity are rising in Americans between the ages of 24 and 49. RELATED: Coke-funded group swayed China's obesity efforts, papers say | Report: Obesity Is On The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga. A report released on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019 estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)
January 31, 2019 - 9:42 am
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million...
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January 29, 2019 - 10:05 am
TEL AVIV (1010 WINS) -- Israeli scientists are reportedly close to developing a cure for cancer within the next year. RELATED: Syria's first lady has successful breast cancer surgery | Milestone: US cancer death rate declines for 25 years straight | WATCH: Boy, 5, dances through cancer treatment...
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Narcan methadone
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January 27, 2019 - 1:33 pm
A 2-year-old boy was one of the latest victims of an overdose on Long Island who needed a shot of Narcan to be revived.
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NYC food carts getting letter grades
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January 18, 2019 - 11:05 am
Letter grades are coming to city food carts, city health officials announced Friday.
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Chocolate
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January 15, 2019 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (1010 WINS) -- Battling a nasty cough? Chocolate may be the best medicine. RELATED: Study: Gym equipment has more germs than toilet seats | Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says | Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day A research group at the University of Hull in...
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Blood donor
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January 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A New Yorker is donating blood to a Florida toddler with a very rare blood type who needs donors for a bone marrow transplant.
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FIL E- In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam and the governor predicts a bill will pass in 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
January 13, 2019 - 10:41 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of...
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E-cigarette Juul
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January 12, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 to curb their use by younger people.
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. As of January 2019, the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but officials say the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one. In most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus. It tends not to cause as many hospitalizations and...
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