Health

Vaccine
Dreamstime
March 22, 2019 - 7:42 am
WALTON, Ky. (AP) — An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak. The Courier Journal reports 18-year-old Jerome Kunkel's case will be heard in court April 1. Unvaccinated students...
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Cough Syrup Recall DG health
FDA
March 21, 2019 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Dollar General is recalling a brand of baby cough syrup that might be carrying a bacteria known to cause bouts of gastrointestinal illness. Kingston Pharma LLC has issued a recall for Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup +...
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FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications which are proven to successfully treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., despite an epidemic of fatal overdoses tied to heroin, painkillers and related drugs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 20, 2019 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday. Only a fraction of the estimated 2 million people addicted to opioids are getting the medications, according to a report by the National Academies of...
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Postpartum depression
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March 20, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's some good news for struggling new mothers. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug for treating postpartum depression. On Tuesday, the FDA announced its approval for the intravenous infusion of the drug Brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso...
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Soda file
Dreamstime
March 18, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Another medical study is driving home health issues associated with a diet high in sugary drinks. RELATED: Councilman wants sugar warnings on NYC fast food menus | No sugar for you! NYC rolls out plan to cut sugar from packaged foods | UN health agency backs away from call...
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Pregnant smoker
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March 11, 2019 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If you smoke while pregnant, you are doubling the risk that your newborn will die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. RELATED: Pregnant NYC airport worker says fume concerns cost her job | Mom's use of opioids in pregnancy may stunt kids' learning | NY Assembly votes to raise...
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USDA
March 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Conagra Brands, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 2,871 pounds of their chicken and rice Chef Boyardee products for misbranding and undeclared allergens. According to the USDA, the products failed to declare that they may contain milk and wheat on the product label...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:15 am
LONDON (1010 WINS) -- A stem cell transplant appears to have cured a patient of HIV. Researchers in the U.K. say the unidentified 'London patient', has had AIDS since 2003, and was treated with stem cell transplants from donors carrying a rare genetic mutation that makes them HIV-resistant. He...
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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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