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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Theresa Hannigan (right), seen with her partner Patricia Seagren, is using the ReWalk exoskeleton to walk again after being paralyzed by an autoimmune disease. (Credit: CBS 2)

Robotic Exoskeleton Allows Paralyzed Patients To Walk Again

For the first time, patients with spinal cord injuries have begun using a revolutionary device that helps them walk again at home.

07/07/2014

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.

04/24/2014

FILE - A Subway restaurant (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Subway: ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient.

04/11/2014

South Nassau Communities Hospital (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Hospital Says Thousands Of Patients May Be At Risk Of Blood Contamination

South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out over 4,000 letters to patients who may have been exposed to dangerous viruses, including hepatitis and HIV, through insulin shots.

03/12/2014

Woman Blowing Nose (file/credit: clipart)

Allergy Tablets Could Provide Relief For Sufferers In Time For Spring Allergy Season

The tablet contains grass pollen and dissolves under the tongue. Allergy sufferers would take the tablet daily for 12 weeks before grass pollen season and for 6 to 8 weeks during the season, or for up to three years straight.

01/17/2014

Concussions

Experts: No Evidence That Dietary Supplements Can Treat Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about certain dietary supplements, which are used by many people as a holistic approach to treat concussions.

01/14/2014

There is no evidence anti-bacterial soap is more effective than regular soap and water, the FDA says. (credit: ClipArt.com)

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety Of Anti-Bacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

12/16/2013

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

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

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Dissolving Tablet Offers Possible Alternative To Allergy Injections

Allergy doctor Clifford Bassett said the pill alternative appears to be safe, as well as effective.

12/06/2013

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Meningitis Vaccine To Be Available At Princeton Within 2 Weeks

A meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available at Princeton University beginning Dec. 9.

11/26/2013

An illustration of the NeuroPace System epilepsy device. (credit: CBS 2)

Epilepsy Device Could Give Severe Sufferers ‘A Future’

A device that can detect — and prevent — seizures has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, giving hope to some epileptics who have being too scared to leave their homes.

11/25/2013

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

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FDA: Over 3,600 Pets Sickened, 580 Dead After Eating Jerky Treats

More than 3,600 pets have gotten sick, and 580 have died, from jerky treats that were largely imported from China, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

10/22/2013

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