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Spirituality may make for easier cancer treatment: studies

Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest. The new analyses reviewed previous studies of spirituality involving more than 44,000 cancer patients ...

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N.Y. officials to test South Bronx areas for Legionnaires'

James Keivom/New York Daily News State officials will help test cooling towers in the South Bronx this weekend after five tested positive for Legionella bacteria, which causes the sometimes deadly Legionnaires’ disease. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Opera Hotel is the ...

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Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak finally spurs action

It took the largest and deadliest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history to spur officials to target the cooling towers spreading the lethal bacteria. In the South Bronx, where seven people died and 79 more were sickened ...

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Daily Checkup: Weight, diet may cause frequent acid reflux

Mount Sinai/Eugene Gologursky Dr. Gina Sam of Mount Sinai The Specialist: An assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Gina Sam is a gastroenterologist who specializes in treating patients for GERD and acid reflux. She sees more than ...

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Pears may prevent hangovers: study

Jeff Freelance NYDN Is this nature’s hangover cure? Who knew the pear-tini was the perfect drink? Pears have anti-inflammatory properties that can ward off hangovers and lower blood alcohol levels, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Scientific and ...

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Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose: study

Ingram Publishing/Getty Images/Ingram Publishing Symptom checkers typically missed the severity of the situation in one of every five cases requiring emergency treatment. Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose patients’ problems, often encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t ...

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DIABETES GET INVOLVED

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DIABETES-GET INVOLVED (DGI) is a charitable organization serving the community since 2010. Test Strips Rescue is the division of the organization whose primary activity is to save lives by recycling unused diabetic test strips we acquire from people who have ...

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World’s first malaria vaccine ‘safe and effective’

The world’s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday, but people probably wouldn’t be able to access it until at least 2017. European drugs regulators recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at ...

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Leukemia nonprofit in Brooklyn paid little to sick kids: AG

Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation took in millions but paid out little cash to patients. A Brooklyn nonprofit that raked in millions claimed fraudulently that its donations ...

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Shakina Nayfack tells of the transition of her life

James Keivom/New York Daily News Transgender actress Shakina Nayfack stars in a New York Musical Theatre Festival production of “Manuel vs. The Statue of Liberty.” She plays the Statue of Liberty.  I was 6 years old the first time I ...

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