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Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Firefighters battle occupational cancer

Since 2002, almost 2 out of 3 firefighters who died in the line of duty died of cancer, as today's fires produce an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals, yet many sickened first responders are being..
CBS News - Published

Taylor Swift Calls Yonkers Lung Transplant Patient After Heartwarming Video Goes Viral

Friends of 22-year-old Annie McMahon tweeted video of a dance party they held in her hospital room, asking Swift to contact their friend, who's a huge fan.
CBS 2 - Published

Long Island Man With Mental Illness Reported Missing, Police Say

Miguel Rodriguez was reported missing Saturday. The 40-year-old was last seen in his home on Waverly Avenue in Seaford around 3 a.m.
CBS 2 - Published

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Catholic group has protested the governor of Guam's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Police suicides a growing nationwide issue

In New York, the NYPD is a police force shaken by suicide. The death of an officer yesterday is the third suspected suicide in just 10 days. It's a growing problem — not just in New York — but..
CBS News - Published

5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food

LONDON (AP) — The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Spike in hepatitis C cases among injection drug users alarming to health experts

Concerned about a potential HIV outbreak, Dr. Joseph McGowan, medical director of Northwell Health's Center for AIDS Research and Treatment in Manhasset, said: On Long Island, “Everybody is just on..
Newsday - Published

Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts

Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.
NPR - Published

New Jersey Dad Gets Life-Saving Kidney Donation From Son Just In Time For Father’s Day

It came a bit early, but a New Jersey dad is getting the ultimate gift for Father’s Day. He's getting the gift of life - thanks to his son.
CBS 2 - Published

Patients skipping prescriptions as prices rise

When Maryanne Perry lost her health insurance coverage, she discovered a $50 copay would jump to $1,000 a month
CBS News - Published

CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch an ambitious initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control on Friday applauded an Alabama..
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Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be..
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Patients struggle to afford medication as costs rise

A group of senators introduced legislation aimed at cutting prescription drug prices. Some patients are even skipping doses due to rising costs. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.
CBS News - Published

Bald Eagle Caught Elegantly ... Swimming?

A viral video shows another side of the U.S. national bird. As it turns out, bald eagles frequently swim, and move through the water using an avian-style butterfly stroke.
NPR - Published

Man’s Sleep Apnea Causes Rare Eye Stroke, Leaving Him Partially Blind

You may very well have sleep apnea, which can put you at risk for many health problems. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports blindness may be one of them.
CBS 2 - Published

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Rallies Support On Hemp Industry Bill

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday encouraged supporters of a new state hemp industry to tell Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill that would lead to a regulatory framework for the crop.
cbs4.com - Published

Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman's womb dies

An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family..
Newsday - Published

Girl invents teddy bear pouches to hide IVs

When this 12-year-old girl was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, she was scared of IVs. Now, she's invented a line of teddy bear pouches, so other young patients won't be scared when they get..
CBS News - Published

Florida Department Of Health Looks For Ways To Improve Nutrition Program

The Florida Department of Health is seeking input about how a nutrition program for women, infants and children can be improved and is giving people three weeks to send comments to Tallahassee.
cbs4.com - Published

Court rules against Trump on immigrant teen abortion policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy it described as a "blanket ban" preventing immigrant teens in government custody from..
SeattlePI.com - Published

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda..
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As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, New Books Highlight The Mission's Legacy

These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to understand its long-term meaning.
NPR - Published

Gronk visits children's hospital, bringing smiles and a huge gift

Former Patriots player Rob Gronkowski brought his big personality to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Maine – and he also brought the kids a gift that will help them have fun even after he leaves.
CBS News - Published

Breast cancer screenings in van links law, medicine

Stony Brook Medicine and Suffolk police are partnering to use a mobile unit to provide breast cancer screening
Newsday - Published

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers suing over the toll of opioids asked a judge Friday to allow a structure for all 25,000 municipal and county governments in the U.S. to be paid — if a settlement can..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Ebola outbreak may be declared global health emergency

Declaration by World Health Organization would likely free up more resources to mobilize and coordinate reaction as deadly virus spreads to new country
CBS News - Published

Doctor risked career to protect moms and babies

Dr. Judy Robinson told "Whistleblower" she'd rather lose her job than look the other way
CBS News - Published

Gynecologists in Germany fined for abortion advertising

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has fined two gynecologists for violating a ban on advertising abortions, the first such case to be tried since the rules were loosened earlier this year. The Berlin..
SeattlePI.com - Published

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Time at the Beach Improves Your Health

Heading for the beach isn't just fun it's also healthy. Two leading researchers say the regenerative powers of sand, sun and surf are scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve sleep.
Newsmax - Published

Summer Safety Tips You Need to Know

Recently a three-month-old Kansas City child died in a hot car where she was left alone for hours. This tragedy highlights one of the deadly summer safety hazards we need to be aware of.
Newsmax - Published

Study: Healthy Eating Can Become a Dangerous Obsession

When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble.An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order called orthorexia nervosa. Though less well-known..
Newsmax - Published

The 5 Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men Are…

A face-lift for Father's Day, anyone?It could happen: A new report finds many more men are taking advantage of the same plastic surgeries that have long been associated with women. But a facelift isn't..
Newsmax - Published

Physician exposes dangerous practice involving high-risk pregnancies

An OB-GYN blew the whistle to protect mothers and their newborns -- did profits come before the safety of patients?
CBS News - Published

UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has opened its expert meeting to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — should be declared a global..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Measles Outbreak: New York State Ends Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill yesterday that ended vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs.
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More Evidence In Office Temperature Battles

A recent study finds that the temperature of the workplace could be affecting productivity, and women might be getting the worst of it.
NPR - Published

Burial of Ugandan Ebola victim shows flash of confrontation

KARAMBI, Uganda (AP) — At last, the van with the Ebola victim's coffin arrived. The woman's relatives were relieved. But a small group of young people hissed in anger. They watched the burial team..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Townsend Farms, Inc., Notifies Costco of Possible Health Risk and Recalls Conventional Frozen Kirkland Three Berry Blend

Out of an abundance of caution, Townsend Farms, Inc. has notified Costco that a recent FDA test indicated that a domestic conventional frozen blackberry product manufactured by Townsend Farms, Inc.,..
FDA - Published

NuHealth owes $93 million in employee health care premiums

NuHealth, which runs Nassau University Medical Center, owes New York $93 million in health care premiums for its employees.
Newsday - Published

Summer camps face new risk amid ongoing measles outbreak

An ongoing measles outbreak is raising new concerns for parents this summer. Camps are trying to do what they can to keep kids safe. Dr. Jon LaPook explains.
CBS News - Published

Charges dropped against 8 involved in Flint water crisis

Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. The defendants include Michigan's former health..
CBS News - Published

NY ends religious exemptions to vaccination mandates

The state Legislature voted to abolish the exemption following the worst measles outbreak in the nation in 27 years. Gov. Cuomo signed it into law.
Newsday - Published

King Arthur flour recall in multistate E. coli outbreak

The action involves more than 14,000 cases made by Archer Daniels Midland and sold by retailers including Walmart
CBS News - Published

Local NBA Star’s Father Gets A Special Father’s Day Gift: A New Heart

Three months ago, a simple checkup revealed he was on the brink of death. A rare disorder immediately put him on the heart transplant list. He hasn't left the hospital since.
CBS 2 - Published

New York poised to end religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren amid worst measles outbreak in decades

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York poised to end religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren amid worst measles outbreak in decades.
SeattlePI.com - Published

Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system. The health department said at least 16 patients..
SeattlePI.com - Published

The Latest: NY moves to end religious vaccine exemption

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on legislation to eliminate a religious exemption to New York state's vaccine requirements (all times local): 6:15 p.m. New York lawmakers have passed a bill that..
SeattlePI.com - Published

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