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<![CDATA[U.S. Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La. Abortion Law]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gavel_shutterstock_120159574.jpg
A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, The Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Widow: Defibrillator Not Used on Husband Because of Hairy Chest]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:54:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/129375745.jpg
A New Mexico woman is asking Southwest Airlines to review its training policies after her husband suffered a heart attack on a flight and wasn't immediately hooked up to a defibrillator because his chest...

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<![CDATA[Kraft Recalls Some American Singles Cheese]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP091109173400.jpg
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<![CDATA[Danger in La. Water: What to Know About Brain-Destroying Amoeba]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:27:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, putting a community on edge.

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<![CDATA[NBC 4 New York & NY Giants Health & Fitness Expo]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:22:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HealthExpo1200x6752.jpg
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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak Likely Started From 1 Person: Study]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
One infected person likely started the Ebola outbreak that is devastating West Africa, a new genetic analysis suggests.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:27:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[1st Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/454224146.jpg
The U.S. government and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of an Ebola vaccine, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:59:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/501886003.jpg
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<![CDATA[Sam's Club Caesar Salads Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
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<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:32:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
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<![CDATA[Cured of Ebola: What to Know]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:16:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brantly-writebol-jet.jpg
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<![CDATA[What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453918794.jpg
The two U.S. Ebola patients left an Atlanta hospital on Thursday infection free, after becoming the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called Zmapp.

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<![CDATA["Thrilled": U.S. Doctor Beats Ebola]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:13:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brantly+doctors.jpg
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<![CDATA["Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Doubles]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/228*120/176765941.jpg
The number of people who traveled to Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death doubled between 2008 and 2012, researchers reported Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP119442337886.jpg
Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Almond, Peanut Butter Recalled]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:04:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
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<![CDATA[Slum Residents Loot Ebola Clinic in Liberia]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:32:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453699340.jpg
Residents of a large slum looted an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital on Saturday, raising fears that stolen items, which are likely infected with the virus, will spread Ebola throughout the city,...

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<![CDATA[Liberia Overwhelmed by Ebola, Opens 2nd Center in Capital]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/453685642.jpg
Liberian authorities opened a second Ebola treatment center in the country's capital after the first became overwhelmed by patients, Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:39:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out at FDNY Training Facility]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:10:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
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<![CDATA[Eating More Salt Is Okay, New Study Finds]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:02:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/101425167.jpg
A new study suggests that it's safe for healthy people to eat about twice as much salt as currently recommended, despite federal guidelines that warn otherwise, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[American With Ebola Getting Stronger, Husband Says]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP34059122675.jpg
The U.S. woman who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Liberia is gaining back her strength, her husband told reporters Wednesday from a North Carolina RV park, where he and two other missionaries...

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<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
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<![CDATA[Big Tobacco Attempts a Major Makeover]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/180167875.jpg
Big Tobacco is looking to shed its morbid image by pitching "smokeless" e-cigarettes, championing the mantra “harm reduction,” and funding science that could turn tobacco plants into life-saving medicine.

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<![CDATA["Yes Means Yes” Sex Assault Law]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:28:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP254939745717.jpg
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<![CDATA[Meet the Man Keeping U.S. Safe From Ebola]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:54:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP939989916435.jpg
Tom Frieden started his career as a public-health detective, fighting outbreaks of tuberculosis in New York and India while working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic...

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<![CDATA[25 Years Ago, Different Ebola Outbreak in Virginia]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:18:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
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<![CDATA[Liberian President Apologizes for Ebola Deaths]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP674376131280.jpg
The president of Liberia apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers fighting a deadly Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people West Africa,...

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<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:54:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
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<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
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<![CDATA[Tick in NY Can Trigger Allergy to Red Meat]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:20:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ticks+long+island.jpg
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<![CDATA[CDC Chief Warns Against "False Hopes" on Ebola Drugs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP264201044119.jpg
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the federal government is looking at experimental Ebola treatments but that even if testing goes well, scientists are "months or...

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<![CDATA[Tattoo Ink Causing Rash of Infections, FDA Warns]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tattoo-149263466.jpg
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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:23:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
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<![CDATA["Gross" or "Magical": Families Burn Umbilical Cords]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:24:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151049859.jpg
Cord burning has been practiced by various cultures for many years, but it's becoming more popular in the states, with families saying that burning a baby's umbilical cord, instead of having a doctor cut...

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<![CDATA[Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:14:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
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<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak: 5 Things Air Travelers Need to Know]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ebola2.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[New Ebola Treatment Uses an Old Idea]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:38:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP6453379973491.jpg
The experimental treatment given to the two Americans infected with the Ebola virus uses an old idea, serum, devised more than 100 years ago in the 1800s, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:56:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:22:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
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<![CDATA[New York Times To Run Ad From Marijuana Company]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:33:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/e2f571ea7dd14bf8a3933c66e4655798.jpg
The New York Times will run a full-page advertisement on Sunday for a company that helps marijuana users find pot dispensaries and choose strains, Reuters reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Toledo Tap Water Remains Off-Limits for Third Day]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:59:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP67802778329.jpg
Residents in northwestern Ohio remained unable to use tap water for a third day after testing showed toxins were still present in the city’s water supply, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Contractors Allowed to Fumble Obamacare Website: GAO]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obamacare_california_los_angeles1.jpg
A team at the Department of Health and Human Services failed to plan properly or watch over contractors hired to set up and run Healthcare.gov, leading to its blowout when it launched in October, according to a...]]>
<![CDATA[Sierra Leone Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:15:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4514396121.jpg
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency Wednesday to halt the spread of the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Scare Briefly Closes Charlotte ER]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/emergency-room-generic.jpg
A possible Ebola scare closed a Charlotte area emergency room briefly overnight amid heightened fears about the deadly virus, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA["We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola.jpg
The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight.

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<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
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<![CDATA[Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:44:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/108129279.jpg
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<![CDATA[Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/072614+Dr+Kent+Brantly+Ebola.jpg
A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable organization working in the county said on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.]]>
<![CDATA[The Case for Legalized Marijuana]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:09:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/177534647.jpg
On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the federal level.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:50:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/452620484.jpg
A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic fever, Reuters reported.

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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/452520024.jpg
In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban on marijuana, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:57:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/179265145.jpg
Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven hours may be the best amount.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:40:24 -0400 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
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<![CDATA[Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/102141189.jpg
Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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<![CDATA[Infants Get Herpes After Ritual Jewish Circumcisions: Officials]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:10:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
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<![CDATA[10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obamacare_beneficios.jpg
More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare, researchers said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP090427022315.jpg
The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:24:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/451439668.jpg
A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the country's government.

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<![CDATA[Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/181*120/107069231.jpg
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<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
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<![CDATA[Painful Mosquito Virus Diagnosed in 3 NY Patients]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
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<![CDATA[Hopkins to Pay $190M Over Gynecologist's Taped Exams]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:25:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hospital-AP594829504262.jpg
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<![CDATA[For Many, Summer Is the Most Stressful Season: Survey]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:21:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/452334360.jpg
Even though summer is associated with relaxation and vacations, a third of Americans say they find it to be the most stressful season of the year, according to a new study conducted by SleepRate.

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<![CDATA[Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:24:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4848308411.jpg
The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years and has almost certainly sickened people who thought they had something else, researchers say.

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<![CDATA[Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/powdered+caffeine.JPG
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<![CDATA[AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:39:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/452309984.jpg
The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS researchers announced on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:21:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP101221130426.jpg
Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds...

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<![CDATA[States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/156446812.jpg
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<![CDATA[Painful Mosquito Virus Now in U.S.]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:48:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
A painful virus passed on by mosquitoes that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean and Central America has made its way to the U.S., with the first reported cases in a Florida man and woman who had...

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<![CDATA[Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:08:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP627922603331.jpg
A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, as were allegations that the agency sought to cover...

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<![CDATA[Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4685186871.jpg
Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain, according to two reports published Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[iPads, Other Devices May Cause Rashes]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:45:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/woman+showing+man+ipad+use.jpg
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<![CDATA[NPR Host: My Husband’s Slow Death Was Unnecessary]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:12:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic+doctor+coat.jpg
NPR host Diane Rehm said her husband of 54 years had to kill himself by dehydration after his Parkinson’s disease became unbearable because Maryland law forbids a doctor to assist in ending a patient’s

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<![CDATA[Illinois to Vote on Contraception]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:12:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/birth-control-pills-112012.jpg
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<![CDATA[Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Migrants]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:42:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/450882742.jpg
A border agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in California, despite the fact that agents were told immigrants arriving in the state had been pre-screened for...

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<![CDATA[Long Lines at Pot Farmers Market]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/mm+farmers+market+noon.jpg
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<![CDATA[FDA to Companies: Reduce Salt in Your Foods]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/101425167.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is asking companies to cut back on the amount of salt they put in processed foods.

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<![CDATA[Foster Farms Recalls Salmonella-Tainted Chicken]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:26:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP640024864856.jpg
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<![CDATA["Magic Mushrooms" Buzz the Brain Like a Dream]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:12:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/94600085.jpg
The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns similar to those seen when someone is dreaming, according to a new study appearing in the journal Human Brain Mapping.

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<![CDATA[People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Alone With Their Thoughts: Study]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:18:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/87552094.jpg
People would rather experience a mild shock than go a few minutes with nothing to do but think, according to a study released Thursday by the University of Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Cuomo: Boost HIV Tests, Treatment to End Epidemic]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:59:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP96053305769.jpg
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<![CDATA[American Breakfast Tastes Are Changing Fast]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:40:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/185201379.jpg
Americans are ditching cereal and eating more yogurt, a trend that has breakfast cereal makers scrambling to redefine their image, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[LA Pot Dispensary Farmers Market]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis.jpg
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<![CDATA[Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:26:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/Haagen-Dazs_Cup.jpg
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<![CDATA[Obama to Name New VA Secretary After Scathing Review]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/489026005.jpg
President Obama will name a new VA secretary as early as Monday after a review of the Veterans Affairs health care system ordered by the president concluded that veteran medical care is plagued by...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/469928193.jpg
A long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels was approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

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<![CDATA[New Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:34:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/169368035.jpg
Researchers believe they may have a new way to test a woman’s risk for breast cancer, even if she doesn’t have an inherited genetic mutation, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Desperate Patients Pin Hopes on Lab-Grown Organs]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:42:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/467546161.jpg
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is the only surgeon in the world who is doing transplants in humans with artificially grown organs.

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves Bionic Suit That Helps Paralyzed Walk]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:39:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edtScreen+Shot+2014-06-27+at+8.13.16+AM.jpg
A battery-powered walker, the ReWalk, was recently approved by the FDA and helps patients with spinal cord paralysis walk again.

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<![CDATA[Quadruple Amputee Approved for Bilateral Arm Transplant]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/457992223.jpg
A former Boston University professor who lost all of his limbs after getting a life-threatening infection from group A streptococcus, has been approved for a bilateral arm transplant, NECN reported.

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<![CDATA[Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults: CDC]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:06:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/477633533.jpg
One in 10 deaths in working-age adults may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new study released Tuesday by the CDC.

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<![CDATA[Joke in FAFSA Tweet Sparks Online Backlash]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:04:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/screen_shot_2014-06-25_at_8-15-45_am_272f75ae201f8d6f9600ff3c7afe061d.nbcnews-ux-600-440.png
A tweet by the Education Department's federal student aid agency, which poked fun at student poverty, sparked outrage online, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions With Acne Products ]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:51:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/acne.jpg
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<![CDATA[Research Finds 3D Mammograms Offer Sharper Results]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:21:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/151041656.jpg
New technology could help improve the accuracy rate around breast-cancer screening and even provide specific information regarding potentially fatal tumors.

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<![CDATA[Former "GMA" Host Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:30:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Joan+Lunden-722.JPG
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<![CDATA[Number of People Exposed to Anthrax Climbs: CDC]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/169368706.jpg
The number of people who may have been exposed to anthrax at the CDC in Atlanta has grown to more than 80 and the number could go even higher, officials say.

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<![CDATA[75 Scientists Possibly Exposed to Anthrax: CDC]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:57:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/481682271.jpg
Seventy-five scientists working in government laboratories are being offered treatment for anthrax "out of an abundance of caution" after they were possibly exposed to the deadly bacteria, according to the CDC.

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<![CDATA[NY Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Medical Marijuana]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
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<![CDATA[Antidepressant Warning Raised Suicide Attempts: Study]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:53:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/94904070.jpg
A "black box" warning on antidepressants notifying users that the medications can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts backfired and led to an increase in suicide attempts by teens and young adults, according...

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<![CDATA[Medical Marijuana Advocates Criticize Gov. Cuomo]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:03:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/06-10-2014-medical-marijuana.jpg
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