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This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Officials: 25 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In NYC

It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.

04/02/2014

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

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Study: Autism May Begin Developing In Infants During Pregnancy

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures and a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine are shining more light on autism.

03/27/2014

Royal Caribbean Explorer Of The Seas docks in Bayonne (CBS 2)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Returns To Bayonne, NJ Port After Illness Outbreak

The Explorer of the Seas docked Wednesday afternoon in Bayonne. An ambulance could be seen waiting outside the ship after it pulled into port.

01/29/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Officials Investigate Illness Outbreak On Cruise Ship That Originated In Cape Liberty, N.J.

U.S. health officials on Sunday boarded a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.

01/26/2014

Flu shot (file/credit: Tim Boyle/
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Flu Widespread Across Half Of U.S.; Experts Urge Vaccination

Flu cases started to spike right around Christmas. Now, the New York State Department of Health says the flu is widespread.

01/09/2014

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

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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

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton To Begin Administering Meningitis Vaccine Monday

Princeton University is about to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

Bexsero is a meningitis vaccine that is approved in Europe and Australia, but is not approved in the United States. (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton University To Use Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine For Students

Since March there have been a total of seven confirmed cases on the New Jersey campus, the most recent last week.

11/18/2013

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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 Adult Female, An Adult Male, Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Uptick In Lyme Disease Cases Has Suffolk County Looking For Answers

Politicians, health officials and parents have joined forces to try to stop the disease from spreading.

10/01/2013

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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