Health

 Stash of heroin drugs on table in transparent bags with money in piles
Dreamstime
September 25, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Scientists say the roots of addiction may be connected to an ancient retro-virus that pre-dates humans. Researchers say drug users they studied were three times more likely than the general population to have remnants of the HK2 virus within a particular gene in their DNA...
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September 12, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's a new report from the front in the war on cancer. The American Association of Cancer Research has compiled some new statistics. The number of people who died of cancer in the U.S. declined 26 percent between 2001 and 2015, meaning nearly 2.5 million lives were saved...
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The inside of a classroom.
Dreamstime
September 10, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Students in New Jersey got a couple of unscheduled days off and it's not because of the weather. Mold was discovered in two classrooms and the auditorium at the Mount Olive middle school last week. Acting district superintendent Susan Breton wrote parents and said tests show...
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9/11 Memorial
Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
September 10, 2018 - 12:43 pm
On the eve of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the NYPD to cut through the red tape. He says it shouldn't be so difficult for officers who reponded on 9/11 and are ill now to receive a disability pension.
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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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August 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
This beetle is not going to bring you good luck.
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Dreamstime
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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