Health

Tarrah Gibbons
October 03, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Amid rising concerns over the EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) virus, RADIO.COM brought in an infectious diseases expert to explain how to best to protect yourself. Dr. Robert Glatter from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City said the virus is a rare, life-threatening virus that can cause...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, a man makes a submarine sandwich with mortadella, cooked salami, ham, Genoa salami and sweet capicola at a delicatessen in Massachusetts. An international team of researchers is questioning the advice to limit red and processed meats, saying the link to cancer and heart disease is weak. Their conclusions were swiftly attacked by a group of prominent U.S. scientists who tried to stop publication of the research, arguing it sends the wrong message. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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September 30, 2019 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks...
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Kimberly Dole
September 27, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, 66, is facing a series of medical issues just three months after his wife, Beth, died of complications from throat cancer. A clip of Monday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, the Dog’s Most Wanted star, learned he was suffering from a...
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
Have you ever taken a sip of your drink expecting it to be one thing and getting another? Imagine taking a bite of wasabi thinking it was avocado – that would surely send your heart racing. That’s exactly what happened to an Israeli woman, hospitalized for “broken heart syndrome” after taking a too...
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FDA
David Caplan
September 24, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has again expanded its recall of a handful of popular blood pressure drugs, after trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer was detected during testing. The latest recall targets five additional lots of the drug Losartan. The lots include...
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Press Association
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September 24, 2019 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A public health official says the number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Tuesday she believes "hundreds more" cases have been reported to health authorities since last week. The CDC...
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September 19, 2019 - 9:15 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said at a news...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. U.S. Health officials there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation’s worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages. The current epidemic emerged about a year ago. It took off this year, with most of the cases reported in Orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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September 16, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases. "To get to zero is tremendously encouraging," said Jason Schwartz, a Yale University expert on vaccination policy. The current epidemic emerged about a year ago...
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Johnny Lopez
September 12, 2019 - 10:47 am
A midday snooze may just be what the doctored ordered. A new study has found that people that nap once or twice a week could lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, reported the New York Post. People who nap regularly may be less likely to suffer a heart attack https://t.co/lNGblafY6z...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. The Democrat announced Wednesday, Sept. 4 that she ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules. They will prohibit the sale and misleading marketing of flavored nicotine vaping products. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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September 04, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine." The Democrat ordered the state health department to issue...
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