Health

Macro shot of a dired marijuana bud with crystalline structures
Dreamstime
June 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
Legal marijuana in New York may soon be a reality. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says a long-awaited state report on marijuana, commissioned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will recommend state legalization.
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June 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.
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Macro shot of a dired marijuana bud with crystalline structures
Dreamstime
June 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
Recreational marijuana would be legalized and the medical cannabis program would be expanded under new legislation unveiled Friday in New Jersey.
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File-This photo taken Dec. 29, 2017, shows New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaking to reporters after a news conference introducing him in East Rutherford, N.J. Gettleman has lymphoma, and says the prognosis for his recovery is “positive.” Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, about his health. He says he recently “underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future. “The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.” (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:06 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis. Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday about his health. He said he recently "...
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(Min Yu/Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center)
June 04, 2018 - 3:39 pm
The results indicate the powerful chemotherapy treatment known as folfirinox will likely become standard of care for the minority of patients whose pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early enough to be removed by surgery, experts not involved in the study said.
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Dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for children and adolescents ingesting ADHD medications has been going up. A study in the journal Pediatrics says the number rose by more than 60 percent from 2000 to 2014. This includes intentional and unintentional exposure...
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May 09, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The FDA says there is a shortage of EpiPens in parts of the United States, including New York and New Jersey. Supermarket chain Wegmans first reported the shortages last month and Pfizer, the manufacture of the EpiPens, is blaming third-party components. The advocacy group...
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ConAgra
April 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm
Conagra Brands, Inc., has recalled approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone.
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Dreamstime
April 06, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYC Health Department is warning New Yorkers about 10 skin-lightening creams from Pakistan and two medicated soaps from Spain that contain elevated levels of mercury. These products can contain up to 14,000 times the allowable limit for mercury in cosmetics, according to...
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A man using a mobile app
Dreamstime
April 03, 2018 - 1:37 pm
The gay dating app Grindr has acknowledged sharing its users' HIV status with two companies.
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