Using Virtual Reality to Help in Stroke Recovery

St. Joe's Hospital in Wayne is using virtual reality tools to help treat patients recover from brain damage caused by stroke.

Bayer: FDA will speed review of 2 respiratory meds

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Two medicines Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is testing for respiratory disorders will get priority review by U.S. regulators and other benefits under a 2012 program to boost development of new antibiotics. Bayer ...

Man jailed for defrauding elderly cancer patient

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who defrauded an elderly woman of roughly $279,000 while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Ralph Cozzino, of North Bergen, received a ...

Merck, Iowa firm sign Ebola vaccine licensing deal

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co., one of the world's top developers and sellers of vaccines, has entered a partnership with a small drug developer to research and manufacture a potential Ebola vaccine now in initial patient testing. The ...

FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients. The Food and Drug ...

Authorities probe death of man who fell at casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The death of a man who died two weeks after he fell at an Atlantic City casino is now under investigation. But Atlantic County prosecutors haven't said why they are looking into the accident that caused the death of ...

New Jersey lets 4th dispensary grow medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering cannabis to patients in the spring of 2015. The Health Department issued the permit to Breakwater ...

Pilot Program Offers Free Treatment to Addicts Who Detox

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has a pilot methadone project that offers heroin addicts who complete detox free entry into treatment.

Ebola Volunteers Down After Quarantine Rules Imposed

An agency sending doctors to West Africa to stop the Ebola epidemic says since New Jersey and New York imposed a mandatory quarantine, there are fewer volunteers.

March of Dimes Works to Reduce Premature Births

The March of Dimes program Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait educates women and health care providers on how to prevent preterm births.