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Trigeminal neuralgia is a dysfunction of the main nerve that gives the face sensation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: New Treatment Provides Relief From Horribly Painful ‘TN’ Disease

Thousands of people every day are suddenly struck with a condition that’s so debilitating, it pushes them to do the unthinkable. But there are new treatment options.

02/21/2014

Histoplasma cells seen under the microscope (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Develop Way To Track Potentially Dangerous Fungal Infection

Fungal cells hide inside human cells, making it difficult to find and stop them. But the researchers discovered a way to mark the fungus so as it grows, it glows bright red.

10/08/2013

Dead dolphins have been washing up on Long Island and New Jersey beaches in growing numbers over the summer. (Credit CBS 2)

Experts Stumped By Rash Of Dolphin Deaths In Long Island Waters

From Montauk to Queens there has been a dramatic uptick in bottle nosed dolphin deaths over the past month, experts said. There were 17 this month, compared to just 3 in July, 2012.

08/01/2013

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

Long Island Family Fights To Raise Awarness About Tuberous Sclerosis

A Long Island family is seeking to raise awareness about a very rare disease.

05/19/2013

Ali Gadit (credit: CBS 2)

Transplant Saves Baby Boy From Fatal Liver Disease

“He was diagnosed with a very rare disease neonatal hemochromatosis and speaking to the doctors, there’s been 30 cases in the last 20 yrs in the U.S.,” said father Hussain Gadit.

12/30/2011

Sen. Schumer Pushes Bill For Childhood Brain Tumor Research

The New York Democrat said brain tumors are the second most prevalent cancer for children. His National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network Act would coordinate research into the causes and ways to prevent the disease.

05/25/2011

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Conn. Stops West Nile Testing For Winter

Connecticut’s public health commissioner says researchers have stopped testing for the West Nile virus for the season.

11/13/2010

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Walk To Cure Diabetes 2010

New Yorkers turned out Sunday for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk To Cure Diabetes. The five mile walk itself was scheduled for 10:00 a.m., starting at Battery Park.

10/03/2010

Brian Herrick (L), Heather Moffitt (R) (Photo/CBS 2)

Group Gets Ready For ‘Walk To Cure’ Diabetes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is getting ready for this weekend’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” at Battery Park and the Bronx Zoo.

10/01/2010

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HealthWatch: The Truth About Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that strikes otherwise healthy people and slowly makes them unable to breathe. It kills thousands every year, yet little is known about it.

CBS 2–08/06/2010