Report: 354 Long Islanders Died From Alcohol Poisoning In Past 5 YearsA new report finds that at least 354 people died from alcohol poisoning on Long Island in the past five years.
Heroin's Victims Lead Charge In Fighting EpidemicAccording to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin deaths have triped since 2010.
Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More AccessibleSchumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year.
JFK, Newark Liberty Among 5 U.S. Airports On Lookout For EbolaHomeland Security agents at U.S. airports and other ports of entry are beginning to observe travelers coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection and handing out fact sheets about the disease.
Astorino, Cuomo At Odds Over Possible Ebola-Fueled Travel BanRepublican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino called Tuesday for the U.S. to issue a travel ban from Ebola-affected countries, but Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo said the idea isn't practical.
Gov. Dannel Malloy: Connecticut Hospitals Ready To Treat EbolaWhile Malloy said the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is "very low," he also said the state Department of Public Health has requested Connecticut hospitals to complete detailed checklists.
Schumer Wants CDC's Help To Prevent Spread Of Enterovirus D68 In NYSen. Charles Schumer has called for better tracking and information about an unusual respiratory illness in children that has been found in New York City and Long Island.
Survey: Fewer NJ Teens Having Sex, Smoking, DrinkingThe 2013 results show 39 percent of students surveyed had at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days, down from 56 percent in 2001.
Philadelphia Student's Meningitis Death Tied To Last Year's NJ OutbreakAccording to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Drexel University student had been in close contact with Princeton students about a week before getting sick. She died March 10.
Meningitis Vaccine To Be Available At Princeton Within 2 WeeksA meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available at Princeton University beginning Dec. 9.