Health - NBC New York

Latest News and Information To Keep Your Family Healthy

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 09:13 AM EDT

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All of It, Trump Admin. Says

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All of It, Trump Admin. Says

The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 08:20 PM EDT

Juul's 'Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

Juul's 'Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 08:01 AM EDT

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors. The...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 02:46 PM EDT

California to Ban Pesticide It Says Hurts Babies' Brains

California to Ban Pesticide It Says Hurts Babies' Brains

The nation's most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies. The move cheered by...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 01:48 PM EDT

Murphy Signs Bills Aimed at Improving Maternity Care in NJ

Murphy Signs Bills Aimed at Improving Maternity Care in NJ

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed four bills into law aimed at improving maternal health care, particularly for residents using Medicaid.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:48 AM EDT

Beverly Hills Closes in on Sweeping Tobacco Sales Ban

Beverly Hills Closes in on Sweeping Tobacco Sales Ban

It may soon be harder to go out for a smoke in Beverly Hills. On Tuesday night, the Beverly Hills City Council moved forward on recommendations from the health and safety committee to ban the sale of all...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 02:01 PM EDT

Drugmakers Will Have to Reveal Prices in TV Ads

Drugmakers Will Have to Reveal Prices in TV Ads

TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices. Health and...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 09:20 PM EDT

Students Who Owe Lunch Money to Get Cold Sandwiches

Students Who Owe Lunch Money to Get Cold Sandwiches

A Rhode Island school district will begin serving cold sandwiches instead of hot lunches to students whose families owe lunch money. Warwick Public Schools says it is owed more than $40,000 from outstanding...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 07:12 PM EDT

US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

US Pregnancy Deaths Are Up, Especially Among Minorities

Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the United States and the main risk factor is being black, according to new reports that highlight racial disparities in care during and after childbirth. Black women,...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 07:02 PM EDT

Walmart Is Opening Veterinary Clinics, Online Pet Pharmacy

Walmart Is Opening Veterinary Clinics, Online Pet Pharmacy

Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year on their dogs...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »