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  • ragweed
  • U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.
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  • cancer cap
  • Losing your hair can be one of the most devastating consequences of cancer. Cold cap therapy may help and now a newer version is being tested in New York City.
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cancer, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Flu strain making comeback in New York area
  • As we wait for the spring season to get into full swing, the flu season refuses to end.
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flu, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.
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  • WWE's Ultimate Warrior dies at 54 just days after induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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  • Very specific message from the Parkinson Alliance
  • Carol Walton with The Parkinson Alliance visited the Eyewitness News set Saturday morning to talk about the 2014 Parkinson's Unity Walk.
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healthy you, parkinson's disease, health news, michelle charlesworth
  • Plastic surgeons have the challenge of repairing stretched ear lobes from ear gauging when someone takes them out and wants normal-looking ears again.
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health news, dr. jay adlersberg
  • The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
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  • spring allergies
  • The weather is all over the place these days and now the question is, does all the changes in the temps. make you sick?
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • The New York City Department of Health is warning patrons of seafood markets in Chinatowns about possible skin infections from handling live or raw fish.
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chinatown, health news, stacey sager
  • Warnings about cotton ball diet
  • It's a common household item that's now become part of a dangerous diet trend, known as the cotton ball diet.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Some of the negative side effects of snorting Smarties include infection and scarring of the nasal cavity.
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  • Hundreds of people gathered in Manhattan Sunday morning to help raise money for pancreatic cancer research.
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  • Kinsey Saleh, 5, is usually a bundle of energy. But in January, her mother noticed she wasn't her usual self. Blood tests showed her kidneys had failed and she needs a transplant.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Man who lost wife and daughter in East Harlem blast speaks out
  • We're hearing for the first time from a man whose wife and daughter were killed in that gas explosion in East Harlem last month.
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east harlem, explosion, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • In the South Bronx, one third of all adults are obese. A new report from the City Health Department says advertising may be partly to blame.
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bronx news, food, advertising, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • This actor
  • Could a "secret" that actors have been using for years actually help all of us in our daily lives?
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
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hospital, health alert, health news
  • GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports of unknown pills and tablets in the bottles.
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diet, dieting, drug, health news
  • A new report from the CDC estimates 1 in 86 children now has an autism spectrum disorder. That is a 30% increase in the last 2 years - up from 1 in 88 children reported in 2012.
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autism, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Montefiore Family Health Center mold concerns
  • Since construction began, 60 employees have reported respiratory symptoms, raising concerns about mold and air quality.
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hospital, bronx news, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Future doctors await their fate during Match Day
  • Friday was Match Day - a day where future doctors find out where they will go for residency training. Will they get to be a pediatrician or a surgeon? Will they live in the New York area or across the country?
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hospital, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Dozens of students shave head for a cause
  • Dozens of students at St. John's went bald for a cause, shaving their heads to raise big bucks for cancer research.
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cancer, queens news, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Most people know the pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against Breast Cancer.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • chocolate pills heart health
  • It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
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  • For the first time in more than 30 years, the virus that causes AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in NYC.
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hiv, aids, new york city, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • A new capsule could help people lose 20 to 30 pounds in a few months without surgery, but Americans must leave the country to get it.
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diet, dieting, weight loss, health news, diana williams
  • sugar linked to fatal heart woes
  • Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories - half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
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  • baby cured of hiv
  • A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment - in this instance, four hours after birth.
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hiv, aids, health news
  • Exercises that fight aging
  • The latest research shows that exercise fights aging, from your heart all the way down to your DNA.
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exercise, healthy you, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Two moms spearhead initiative to protect children from strangers
  • A lot of us grew up with, or taught our kids, the idea of "stranger danger", but as times change so does the way kids should be taught about safety.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • football helmet study
  • They are the first line of defense in a violent sport but just how much protection do football helmets provide?
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Six-year-old launches cycling event to pedal away cancer
  • A six-year-old boy from New Jersey proves that it's never too early to fight for a good cause.
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charity, children, school fundraising, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • New tips for women and preventing strokes
  • A big breakthrough in women's health as for the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing strokes specifically in women.
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  • Strict regulations in place at hospital due to flu
  • Jersey City Medical Center is restricting visitors to stop spread of the flu - no kids, no adults with flu symptoms
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • Bone marrow drive as part of Day of Service
  • Some used Monday to attend a bone-marrow drive.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • New device treats weight loss without surgery
  • A plastic liner inserted through the stomach called an endobarrier is being tested as a new treatment for diabetes and weight loss.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • flu shot
  • The CDC says 25 states report widespread flu outbreaks, up from 10 just last week. But it's not too late to get a flu shot.
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flu, flu vaccine, health news
  • What is the number one problem doctors and paramedics see every time we have a snow storm?
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health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • If it seems like two drinks feels like four, it could be because of the sad but true scientific fact that alcohol hits you harder the older you get.
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health news
  • For the first time, the New York City Health Department is taking a hard look at the consequences of bullying. What happens to kids who are bullied once the bullying stops?
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bully, bullying, new york city school, new york city news, health news, dr. sapna parikh
  • antibacterial soap
  • The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.
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health news
  • Ways to protect your child during the cold temperatures.
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health news, dr. sapna parikh