Health

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Dreamstime
October 17, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A polio-like disease is creating a scare in the Tri-State area. There have been several confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in New Jersey over the past few years. RELATED: Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states In New York, health...
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 Drugs and syringe for Legionnaires' disease.
Dreamstime
October 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two residents living on the same road in the Bronx have reportedly come down with Legionnaires’ disease. Health Department officials held a public meeting Tuesday night to inform residents in the area about the Legionnaires’ scare. Officials said several buildings along...
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Measles
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October 13, 2018 - 4:47 pm
The Health Department says an international traveler returning from Israel who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple venues in New York and New Jersey this month.
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This 1981 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows varicella-zoster virions from a patient with chickenpox. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the CDC says a small but growing proportion of U.S. toddlers have not been vaccinated against any disease. (Dr. Erskine Palmer/CDC via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials. An estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended, according to a...
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An anti-vaccination billboard outside of Syracuse.
Learn The Risk
October 04, 2018 - 1:34 pm
SYRACUSE, NY (1010 WINS) -- A billboard outside of Syracuse is drawing criticism from groups who call its message 'dangerous.' The sign on I-690 tells motorists that 'Vaccines Can Kill' it features a picture of Nicholas Catone -- the son of retired MMA fighter Nick Catone, and his wife Marjorie...
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Ground Beef
Dreamstime
October 04, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (1010 WINS) -- More than 6.5 million pounds of beef – including hundreds of beef products – have been recalled nationwide amid a suspected outbreak of salmonella. The USDA announced the Class I recall Thursday, saying it’s likely that the product will cause serious, adverse health...
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Dreamstime
September 26, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview...
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Dreamstime
September 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The national trend line for sexually transmitted disease is moving in the wrong direction, and the CDC says New York is no exception. A new report finds there were 23,000 cases of gonorrhea reported in the city last year -- that's an increase of 23 percent over the previous...
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 Stash of heroin drugs on table in transparent bags with money in piles
Dreamstime
September 25, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Scientists say the roots of addiction may be connected to an ancient retro-virus that pre-dates humans. Researchers say drug users they studied were three times more likely than the general population to have remnants of the HK2 virus within a particular gene in their DNA...
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Dreamstime
September 12, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's a new report from the front in the war on cancer. The American Association of Cancer Research has compiled some new statistics. The number of people who died of cancer in the U.S. declined 26 percent between 2001 and 2015, meaning nearly 2.5 million lives were saved...
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