Health

In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo, Dr. Joseph Muenzer poses for a portrait at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C.
(AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
September 05, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human...
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September 02, 2018 - 2:33 pm
Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at a public housing complex in the Bronx.
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Dreamstime
August 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
This beetle is not going to bring you good luck.
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August 28, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's not a record to boast about. The CDC reports preliminary data show rates of sexually transmitted diseases are soaring -- reaching almost 2.3 million cases in the U.S. last year. That's the highest number of diagnosed cases ever of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia...
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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. For the first time, a study found that a drug can help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems. Doctors say the results may encourage wider use of Belviq to help fight obesity. Results were discussed Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Eisai via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:06 pm
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's action Thursday opens the door to more competition for a drug that has faced public outrage over its price tag. The injections are stocked by...
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9/11
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August 12, 2018 - 3:37 pm
New York City is approaching a terrifying milestone. Nearly 10,000 people have developed cancer as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
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Condom file
Dreamstime
August 01, 2018 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like to remind you that it's a bad idea to reuse condoms. "We say it because people do it: Don't wash or reuse condoms! Use a fresh one for each sex act," the CDC tweeted. We say it because people do it: Don't wash or...
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Mosquito
Dreamstime
July 14, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Mosquitos captured in Suffolk County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
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Marijuana
Dreamstime
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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