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FILE -- People walk in the American Airlines/US Airways Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Area Airports On Alert To Look For Passengers With Ebola Symptoms

Newark and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.

08/01/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

A smoker uses an e-cigarette, the battery-powered device designed as an alternative to cigarettes
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NYC Council Approves Ban On Indoor E-Cigarette Use

The New York City Council approved legislation Thursday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces where smoking is already prohibited.

12/19/2013

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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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Cuomo Signs Under 17 Indoor Tanning Ban Legislation

Teens under age 17 in New York will be banned from indoor tanning under a new law intended to protect children from ultraviolet radiation and a higher risk of skin cancer.

07/16/2012

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New WHO Study Says Cell Phones Possibly Carcinogenic, May Cause Cancer

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, says a new study put out by the World Health Organization that now lists cell phones in the same category as pesticide, DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.

05/31/2011