Health

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
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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
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July 14, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Mosquitos captured in Suffolk County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
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Marijuana
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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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July 12, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- The New York City Department of Health & Hygiene is testing water from all cooling tower systems in the area of a legionnaires' cluster in Lower Washington Heights. A community meeting was held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Saint Luke’s AME Church located at 1872 Amsterdam Ave...
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Donald Trump
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July 08, 2018 - 1:57 pm
The Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses.
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Vegetable tray
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July 07, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Del Monte is recalling some of its pre-cut vegetables trays after 200 people contracted a serious intestinal illness from the platters.
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Woman drying wet armpit using hair dryer.
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June 29, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever drug developed specifically to reduce excessive underarm sweating. Qbrexza comes in the form of a wipe that's used daily to block sweat glands from activating. It's expected to hit shelves in October. Drug maker...
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