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Bill Aims to Lower Copays for Live-Saving Drugs

3-8-16
Assemblyman Dan Benson is co-sponsor of a bill that would lower copays for prescription drugs.
Parasites that infect mosquitoes cause malaria, which has plagued people for millennia. Photo: PlotPhoto

Promising Malaria Drug Created at Rutgers to Undergo Clinical Trials

3-8-16
The antimalarial compound, first prepared in chemistry professor Spencer Knappā€™s lab, is to be tested in people.
160307Flanagan

Sen. Menendez Pushes for Stricter Lead Standards

3-7-16
Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced a bill to align HUD standards with the CDC when it comes to acceptable levels of lead in a child's blood. Currently, the CDC has a maximum of five micrograms per deciliter and the HUD standard is 20.
160304Vannozzi

Lead Contamination Found in Morristown Medical Center Water

3-4-16
Elevated levels of lead were found in the water at Morristown Medical Center in late February. Now one lawmaker is working to create a task force to review the state's drinking water sources.
160303Vannozzi

Zap Zika Events Educate Residents About Virus

3-3-16
A team of health experts is traveling throughout New Jersey holding Zap Zika public education forums to educate residents about the Zika virus.
160226Wanko

Helping Those Suffering from Eating Disorders

2-26-16
The National Eating Disorders Association says 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. Help is available for them.
160225Vannozzi

J&J Ordered to Pay $72M to Ovarian Cancer Victim’s Family

2-25-16
A jury in Missouri ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer because it found the company knew of talcum powder's risks but failed to warn customers.
160224Vannozzi

CDC: New Jerseyans Among the Most Sleep Deprived

2-24-16
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New Jersey ranks 37th when it comes to sleep. Adults should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.
160223Wanko

Program Provides Clean Needles for Injecting Drug Users

2-23-16
The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation's Syringe Access Program gives injecting drug users clean supplies to help prevent the spread of HIV.
151201Vannozzi

Studying Bacteria Exposure in Food Trucks

2-17-16
The CDC estimates 48 million people each year fall victim to foodborne illnesses. Researchers at William Paterson found that 99 percent of food truck vendors aren't changing their gloves between tasks.