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Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Philadelphia Student’s Meningitis Death Tied To Last Year’s NJ Outbreak

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Drexel University student had been in close contact with Princeton students about a week before getting sick. She died March 10.

03/18/2014

Holiday Traveling

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

Flu shot (file/credit: Tim Boyle/
Getty Images News)

CDC: More Young People Getting The Flu Than In Any Other Age Group

Flu season started early and strong this year, and on Thursday a new report revealed it’s hitting a different group of people especially hard.

02/20/2014

Toasting At A Cocktail Party (file/credit: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: CDC Wants Americans To Put The Drinks Down

Put the drinks down! That is the advice for many people after the release of a report that revealed that tens of millions of Americans have been drinking too much.

01/07/2014

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton Begins Vaccinating For Meningitis B

The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease. Seven students and one student visitor have been stricken by the bacterial illness since March.

12/09/2013

FILE -- New York City traffic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Older Drivers And The Danger Ahead

The risks that New Yorkers take on the roads are getting worse every day, and some say that the hazardous conditions can be blamed on the economy.

11/11/2013

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FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health.

11/07/2013

A close-up of an engorged nymph and an engorged adult tick, compared to the size of a pencil. (file/credit: Getty Images)

CDC: Lyme Disease Much More Prevalent Than Numbers Indicate

As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

08/19/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses push for more research into tick-borne diseases, August 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For More Research Into Tick-Borne Diseases

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act would help combat the new and growing epidemic, Schumer’s office said in a release.

08/11/2013

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Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

New York and New Jersey are among more than a dozen states that showed a decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.

08/06/2013

Medical research (file/credit: QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn., N.J. Residents Among Those Sickened By Stomach Bug

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past. It causes diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.

07/25/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past

07/25/2013

Hypertension Book (credit: CBS 2)

Study: No Health Benefit Seen In Adopting Low Sodium Diet

At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers.

05/15/2013

/file - A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria, from a patient at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf on June 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Rich Products Recalls Various Frozen Foods Due To E. Coli Concern

The potential contamination is in products with “best by” dates ranging from Jan. 1-Sept. 2014.

04/05/2013

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