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Kimberly Dole
August 16, 2019 - 6:43 pm
MENDHAM, N.J. (1010 WINS) — The New Jersey Department of Health says there are 23 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in connection to this outbreak with one person reported as seriously ill. New Jersey health officials say that anyone who dined at the Mendham Golf and Tennis Club between June 9 and...
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August 16, 2019 - 3:47 pm
New York officials are demanding that banks and other companies with connections to the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma hand over financial records as the state tries to trace where money from opioid sales ended up. The state attorney general's office began issuing subpoenas this...
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This undated image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows proposed graphic warnings that would appear on cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, proposed 13 new large, graphic warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous tumors, diseased lungs and bloody urine. (FDA via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage and Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13...
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Libby Cohen
August 06, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A new study conducted by NYU College of Global Public Health discovered more young adults are regretting their social media posts while under the influence. “Risky social media posts, including those showing people high on drugs, have the potential to cause embarrassment,...
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Kimberly Dole
August 01, 2019 - 9:45 am
TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Terminally ill patients in New Jersey will now have the option to ask for medical help to end their lives. The "Right to Die" law goes into effect on Thursday. The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act was signed in April by Gov. Phil Murphy to allow adults...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about kidney health, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, in Washington. Azar says he and Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will create a way for Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, reversing years of refusals by health authorities amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining...
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July 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio ) — Having trouble falling asleep? Showering at the right time and temperature can help. A nice warm shower or bath about an hour or two before bed will help your body temperature regulate to the ideal range for sleep, according to Dr. Rich Friedenheim, the medical...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Allergan logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the medical device maker announced a worldwide recall of its Biocell breast implants which are linked to a rare form of cancer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed...
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July 20, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Target and The Fresh Market are recalling some packaged sandwiches and salads over fears they may be contaminated with listeria.
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, containers depicting OxyContin prescription pill bottles lie on the ground in front of the Department of Health and Human Services' headquarters in Washington as protesters demonstrate against the FDA's opioid prescription drug approval practices. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 18, 2019 - 5:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number may go up as...
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