NJ Residents Face Intense Allergy Season

Because of an especially long and cold winter, plants are pollinating at once, generating more pollen than usual. This means more symptoms for allergy sufferers.

Ocean County Prosecutor: Expanding Narcan Would Save More Lives

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says that expanding and providing more law enforcement officials with Narcan will help save more lives of those suffering from heroin overdoses.

Nine-Year-Old and Friends Raise Money for Hospital That Helped Her Walk Again

Morristown resident Cooper Weil and her family and friends are fundraising by selling hand-made bracelets for Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, which helped Cooper when she was sick.

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the ...

8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with ...

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, ...

March for Babies Events in NJ

March for Babies is a March for Dimes event, being held across New Jersey.

Kessler Institute VP: Rehab Hospitals May Have to Turn Away Patients

Because of changing standards for rehabilitation hospitals, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Gans says facilities may have to turn away patients with specific conditions.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily beat Wall Street expectations ...