Health

Sleep
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Adam Warner
April 16, 2019 - 11:22 am
A new study about sleep finds Americans hold many false beliefs about sleep and that it could be hurting our health.
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Dog beard
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Adam Warner
April 16, 2019 - 8:39 am
What harbors more harmful bacteria – dog fur or a human beard?
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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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that U.S. measles cases have surged this year, and at this pace will set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Nearly two-thirds of the cases reported have been in New York, and most of those have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. While 20 states have reported cases, New York has been the...
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Hospital
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Mike Montone
April 08, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state is America's leader in candida auris -- and that's not good. RELATED: Using 1 germ to fight another when today's antibiotics fail | US regulators OK updated version of decades-old antibiotic | Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed It's a very...
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Hamburger and fries.
Angela Wilhelm
April 06, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Poor eating habits kill 11 million people every year, making bad diets more deadly than smoking cigarettes, a new study says.
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Soda file
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March 25, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It was a hot topic during the Bloomberg era in New York, and now health experts are weighing in on soda and other drinks containing a lot of sugar. RELATED: Obesity-fueled cancers on the rise in millennials | Report: Obesity Is On The Rise In New York City | Obesity On The...
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Vaccine
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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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