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Facebook To Roll Out New Suicide Prevention Tool

A new Facebook feature has users hitting the “like” button. Because of online bullying and teen suicide, the social network is now...

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Nassau County Administering New Drug Aimed At Combating Heroin Addiction

Dr. Jacob Sperber said the medication Vivitrol helps free heroin addicts of their cravings.

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De Blasio, Orthodox Jews Reach Agreement On Circumcision Ritual

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says it has reached an agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision.

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Seen At 11: Doctors Say High-Heels Could Be The Answer To Back Pain

Many women say high heels make them look better, but now, some doctors say they can help you feel better too.

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Study: Exposing Kids To Peanuts Early May Prevent Allergies

Peanut allergies have more than quadrupled in the past 13 years, but experts now don’t think we should, and must, avoid feeding peanuts to infants so they do not develop the allergies to the legumes.

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Study: Repeated Sauna Use Each Week Can Help Men Live Longer

Saunas don’t just make you feel good; they may actually help you live longer.

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Orthodox Jews, De Blasio Administration In Talks Over Circumcision Ritual After Herpes Cases

With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue.

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Seen At 11: Screenings, Exams That Could Help You Live Longer

For many, health and fitness are words to live by as a growing number of people take control of their well being.

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Play Date Turns Painful For Young Girl Affected By Frostbite

Operators at the city’s 311 call center received more than 85,000 calls on Friday, many due to the cold. That’s nearly 30,000 more than a regular day.

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Super Foods That Will Boost Your Beauty

If you’re hitting the grocery store this weekend, there are some foods you may want to add to your list that can boost your beauty.

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Heating Expert Urges Homeowners To Install Multiple CO Detectors

Airdex Heating and Cooling Company President Harvey Stoller said crews on many of their calls to fix or replace heaters have noticed a lack of carbon monoxide detectors.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.