Cruise ship passengers recall days of misery

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill are recalling days of misery being holed up in their rooms and ruined vacations. The Explorer of the Seas returned to its home port of Bayonne, N.J., on Wednesday after ...

Ex-players fear dementia based on unproven tests

CHICAGO (AP) — There's a race going on among scientists to develop ways to diagnose and treat the concussion-related brain disease CTE. The strongest evidence so far says it can only be diagnosed after death. But several former NFL stars have ...

NFL backs push for youth concussion protocols

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is joining two New Jersey lawmakers in pushing for federal legislation aimed at protecting student athletes from the dangers of concussions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Girl escapes serious injury in fall from ski-lift

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A young girl apparently escaped serious injury when she fell about 25 feet from a ski-lift chair at a resort in northern New Jersey. Bergen County Police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1civVmz) that the 6-year-old girl was ...

NJ man tests positive for swine flu

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has tested positive for swine flu. Health officials in Warren County told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jGlsTF ) Thursday that a teacher at Liberty Elementary School had been confirmed to have H1N1, ...

Camden School District Launches Pilot After-School Dinner Program

In an effort to make sure students receive three meals a day, the Camden school district has begun a pilot after-school dinner program.

Shelters Help More Homeless During Bitter Cold

With frigid temperatures taking hold in New Jersey, those who run homeless shelters are seeing more clients.

Ocean County Prosecutor Warns Batch of Heroin is Deadly

Heroin stamped with a Bud Light logo has been linked to two deaths in Ocean County.

Merck recalls all supply of combo cholesterol drug

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness. Merck says the recall covers all four dose strengths and ...

NJ man named NY racing agency’s top horse vet

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Gaming Commission has named a prominent veterinarian from New Jersey to oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York racetracks. The agency, along with Cornell University's College of Veterinary ...