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3 Long Island Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria

Suffolk County health officials say Saturday they’re closing Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore, Sayville Marine Park Beach and Bayport Beach until further notice.

08/16/2014

Some dermatologists are now recommending probiotics for the treatment of acne. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: For Acne Sufferers Probiotics May Be A Skin Sensation

Many people are familiar with probiotics, the healthy bacteria that have been linked to a healthy digestive tract.

07/08/2014

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13 Long Island Beaches Closed To Swimming Due To Bacteria Concerns

Health officials have closed 13 Long Island beaches to swimming because of concerns about bacteria levels.

07/05/2014

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Flying The Filthy Skies: New Research Shows That Bacteria Thrives In Airplane Cabins

Researchers exposed six airplane surfaces to both bacterias. The exposed surfaces included arm rests, leather seats, tray tables, seat pockets, window shades, and toilet handles.

05/20/2014

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Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products?

There are a lot of products that claim to do a thorough cleaning, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported. But do they really work?

04/08/2014

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Stay Safe From Salmonella With These Poultry Prepping Tips

Washing a turkey before cooking it seems to make sense but experts told CBS 2’s Maurice Dubois that it could be creating a culinary crime scene.

11/27/2013

Some Long Island oysters have been contaminated by a bacteria this summer. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Hazardous Bacteria Contaminating Long Island Oysters

Increased runoff from summer rains has meant higher bacteria levels.

09/11/2013

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More Sickened By Tainted Shellfish In Connecticut

David Carey, director of the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture, said 32 cases are either confirmed or under investigation.

08/16/2013

Lake Ronkonkoma is closed to swimmers due to elevated levels of bacteria, August 6, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Lake Ronkonkoma Back Open After High Bacteria Levels Drop

The blue-green algae bloom carries the same lake bacteria that killed a dog in the Hamptons last year.

08/06/2013

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Westport, Norwalk Shellfish Beds Shut Down After Bacteria Detected

Officials said it’s likely that more than just warm water caused high levels of bacteria in oysters and clams harvested from the waters of Long Island Sound off of Norwalk and Westport.

08/06/2013

Blue-Green Algae could pose a serious health risk to humans and animals. (Credit CBS 2)

Bacteria Blamed For Dog’s Death Could Pose Health Hazard To Humans As Well

A test showed that he was filled with cyanobacteria. The contaminated water tested positive for Blue-Green Algae, the same type of algae has made a new home for itself in parts of Southampton.

07/25/2013

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Wet Spring And Hot Summer Make Conditions Ripe For Serious Illness

The summer heat has sparked concerns that go beyond the soaring temperatures, something sickening could be lurking inside of certain air conditioners.

07/15/2013

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Campylobacter Blamed For Foodborne Illness Outbreak At Westchester Festival

Bacterial contamination was being blamed Monday for an outbreak of foodborne illness following the popular Burger & Beer Bash in Westchester County earlier this month.

06/17/2013

Purse Germs

Study: Handbags May Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat

Many ladies love their handbags and will spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest, but a new study said what is inside those bags may be covered in germs worse than what you’ll find in the bathroom.

05/15/2013

Baby With Pacifier

Experts: If Baby’s Pacifier Falls On The Floor, Clean It In Your Own Mouth

Conventional wisdom has long been to clean a pacifier that falls on the floor with soap and water before giving it back. But CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez said that’s not necessarily the best plan.

05/06/2013

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