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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

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

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

Jacobi Medical Center (credit: NYC.gov)

Bronx Girl, 9, Commits Suicide In Bathroom Of Family’s Morris Park Home

Police said for some unapparent reason, the girl took her own life, and was found hanging in the bathroom of the family’s home on Sunday night and declared dead at Jacobi Hospital.

04/08/2013

/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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Study: Happiness Is Partially Genetic

Genetics can determine more than just the way you look.. Recent research indicates that they also play a part in how happy you are, and how happy you could be.

02/12/2013

Doctor Examines Woman (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CDC: New Strain Of Stomach Bug Spreading Around Globe

Since September, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus.

01/25/2013

Dr. Sassan Naderi holds a vile of flu vaccination at the Premier Care walk-in health clinic which administers flu shots on Jan. 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Centers For Disease Control: Flu More Widespread, But Eases Off In Some Areas

The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”

01/11/2013

Sick Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Facebook App ‘Help, I Have The Flu’ Finds Out Who Got You Sick

By scanning profiles for keywords such as “sneezing” and “achy,” the app is supposed to determine which one of your Facebook friends spread his or her germs.

01/08/2013

Jessica Forde recieves her H1N1 shot at the Delany Medical Center in the Bronx - Nov. 11, 2009 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Yale Physician Predicts Bad Flu Season, Recommends Flu Shots

Dr. David Katz said that some children have already died from flu complications and that even a garden variety flu season kills as many as 30,000 people.

12/10/2012

New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died.

10/12/2012

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