Centers for Disease Control

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

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New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

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Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

A woman is given a flu shot. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Health Officials Say Hospitals Overrun With Flu Cases

“Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dr. Shelley Greenman, who works in the emergency room at Cooper University Hospital. “Everyone who has the flu feels like they’re going to die.”

01/14/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

Recalled yellowfin tuna (Credit: CBS 2)

Salmonella Scare Affects 24 New Yorkers As Yellowfin Tuna Is Recalled

Do you have any spicy tuna sushi in the fridge? Well beware, because there’s a big salmonella scare. 116 people nationwide — 24 in New York — have gotten salmonella after eating sushi, including nine in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County.

04/14/2012

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announces Project Medicine Drop - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: NJ Office of Consumer Affairs)

New Jersey Launches Program For Unused Drug Disposal

New Jersey is launching a pilot program that allows consumers to drop off unused medications in secure locations.

11/14/2011

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How To Prevent Foodborne Illnesses With At-Risk Foods

When it comes to eating healthy, many try their best to do so, but even the healthiest foods can make you sick and it depends on how consumers handle them.

09/24/2011

Hamburgers Cooking (file / credit: AP)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Tougher Food Safety Procedures In America

A sure sign of summer is a nice juicy hamburger being cooked on the grill. But, before you put the ketchup on, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to make sure it’s safe.

06/07/2011

Doomsday

The Apocalypse: It’s Nothing New

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

05/21/2011

Children's cold medicine (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Did Cough Medicine Contribute To NYC Infant’s Death?

A Brooklyn boy has died after being given cough medicine. Now, the medical examiner is investigating if the medication killed him.

12/03/2010

An athlete is seen on the ground after suffering a mild concussion - File / Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Combat Sports-Related Concussions

With high schools in session across the tri-state region, Friday nights in the fall bring high-speed collisions on the gridiron – and concerns about concussions.

09/08/2010

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