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Nov 29, 2018

Man Reveals Face Transplant, Shares Medical Odyssey

Man Reveals Face Transplant, Shares Medical Odyssey

The remarkable aftermath of an extraordinary surgery and medical odyssey was center stage Thursday, as a plastic surgeon and his patient spoke publicly for the first time following a milestone face transplant...

Jul 17, 2018

1 Dead as Legionnaires' Outbreak Grows to 18 Cases: NYC

1 Dead as Legionnaires' Outbreak Grows to 18 Cases: NYC

New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one Manhattan neighborhood.

Jun 11, 2018

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that the nation's largest public housing agency has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats.

Sep 6, 2016

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

NY Attorney General to Investigate EpiPen Manufacturer

New York's top prosecutor said he is launching an anti-trust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen.

Jul 15, 2016

1st Woman-to-Man Zika Case Documented in NYC: CDC

1st Woman-to-Man Zika Case Documented in NYC: CDC

The first documented case of the Zika virus transmitted by sexual contact from a woman to a man was reported in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday.

Mar 31, 2016

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and the Mind

Extreme Hoarding: NYC Team Tackles Both Mess and the Mind

In the frantic aftermath of a gas explosion last year that leveled three nearby buildings, the firefighters who arrived to evacuate Adam Chrin's fourth-floor apartment were confronted by an entirely different...

Sep 9, 2015

NYC Becomes 1st to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

NYC Becomes 1st to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to require chain eateries to...

Apr 2, 2015

Congress Asked to Probe Herbal Supplement Industry After NY Allegations

Congress Asked to Probe Herbal Supplement Industry After NY Allegations

Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New...

Feb 3, 2015

Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG

Popular Herbal Supplement Labels Lie: New York AG

An ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found numerous store brand supplements aren't what their labels claim to be, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

Aug 7, 2014

Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC

Sick Patient in NYC Hospital Does Not Have Ebola: CDC

The man who went to the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room Monday with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after recently traveling to a West African country where cases of Ebola have been reported does...

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