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All donated blood in U.S. will be tested for Zika

All donated blood in U.S. will be tested for Zika

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to safeguard the nation’s blood supply from the Zika virus, calling for all blood banks to screen donations for the infection even if they are in states where the virus is not circulating.

Study: Robot baby dolls don't curb teen pregnancies. They may increase abortions.

As part of high school sex-ed programs around the world, teachers give infant simulators to their female students, who care for the robots over the course of a few days.

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

More evidence that soda taxes cut soda drinking

It may seem obvious that taxing sugary drinks causes people to drink less of them. But that is actually controversial.

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

Last shot at EpiPen profits ends in Mylan monopoly

In 2012, the company behind the EpiPen settled a lawsuit by agreeing to allow a generic competitor into the market in 2015, potentially cutting into a big part of its business.

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

LAKE GEORGE

Million Dollar Beach closes again due to bacteria

The DEC has again closed Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, effective immediately due to coliform counts that exceed New York State Department of Health guidelines.

Nathan Littauer Hospital has plans for upcoming strike

Nathan Littauer Hospital has plans for upcoming strike

Nathan Littauer Hospital has contracted with a staffing agency to fill in during a planned two-day strike over Labor Day by members of the NYS Nurses Association, the hospital said in a statement.

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

A new study shows that people with more family members as close confidants - as opposed to close friends - tend to live longer.

Albany Med breaks ground on Union Street center

NISKAYUNA

Albany Med breaks ground on Union Street center

Albany Medical Center and local officials broke ground Monday on an $8.5 million care and special services center at 1769 Union St.

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

ALBANY

Albany Medical College students take pulse of community

Dozens of first-year students at Albany Medical College participated today in the 15th annual Carnival on the Hill, a gathering of neighbors, friends and family in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

LAKE GEORGE

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, was closed Friday due to bacteria contamination, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Zika virus spreading in Miami Beach, CDC expands travel advisory

Zika virus spreading in Miami Beach, CDC expands travel advisory

Five new cases of the of virus have been confirmed in two locals and three visitors in the popular tourist area.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s  needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

Early-onset Alzheimer’s needs understanding, coping skills, not fear

For Tracy Capullo, the fade began in 2013. “I couldn’t remember things,” said Capullo, 52, who lives in Rotterdam. “I went to one of my best friends and said, ‘Donna, I don’t know how to turn the computer on.’ ” At the time, Capullo was a veteran nurse at Schenectady’s Ellis Hospital. Other things began to happen that would change her career and her life. “I would go into a patient’s room and they would ask me for something,” Capullo said. “I’d leave and I wouldn’t come back because I couldn’t remember.”

Scientific proof that Americans basically eat dessert for breakfast

As Americans, are we alone in eating so many sweets in the morning?

Insurer exits from Obamacare turn few choices into none

NEW YORK

Insurer exits from Obamacare turn few choices into none

Later this year, residents of Pinal County, Ariz., who go shopping for health insurance under Obamacare will face a peculiar dilemma - they'll have to buy a product that may not exist.

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

MIAMI

ADHD in the classroom: a struggle for teachers and students

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children, and increasing academic demands make it harder for both children with ADHD and teachers of these students. Is there a solution?

Some stores off food stamp program following healthy food push

WASHINGTON

Some stores off food stamp program following healthy food push

New federal regulations intended to promote healthy eating could make it harder to use food stamps at convenience stores - a change that opponents say will leave disadvantaged people with fewer places to buy groceries.

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

SCHENECTADY

Study: Schenectady Guyanese healthy food buyers

Where you buy your food can contribute to risk for obesity as much as what food you buy, a new study indicates.

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

New York City’s fight against Zika turns to sexual transmission

While mosquitoes are the primary carriers of the virus, which has swept across the Americas and the Caribbean, infecting tens of thousands of people and causing devastating birth defects in more than 1,800 newborns, health officials are concerned that the threat of sexual transmission remains little understood, largely underpublicized and worryingly underestimated.

HOUSTON

Zika linked to infant's death in Texas

The death of a newborn in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, Texas public health officials said Tuesday.

Schenectady County raises age to buy tobacco products

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady County raises age to buy tobacco products

Consumers will need to be 21 to purchase tobacco products in Schenectady County following the passage of a new law.

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