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Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For Most Of State

Albany, NY (WIBX) - The Department of Environmental Conservation and State Department of Health have issued an air quality health advisory for our area.

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Medical Breakthrough Can Keep People Alive Even After They’ve Stopped Breathing

Modern medicine has been known to perform the impossible, including resuscitate people on the edge of death. Now doctors will be able to wow us even more since they’ll soon have the ability to keep people alive even if they’ve stopped breathing.

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Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies

As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.

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‘Life-Threatening’ Heat to Hit Much of the US This Summer

You might think it’s hot now, but Mother Nature is just getting started.

Summer this year is set to hit much of the United States hard, according to a series of excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service Thursday.

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What City Has Joined New York in the Quest to Ban Giant Sodas?

Looks like New York City is once again a trend-setter — its proposed ban on large sodas has made Cambridge, MA wonder whether it should follow suit.

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Comedy For A Cure Show To Benefit American Cancer Society

Utica, NY (WIBX) - A group of local comedians want to make you laugh while raising money for a good cause ... The American Cancer Society.

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New York City Board of Health Weighing a Ban on Large Movie Popcorn

Look out, New Yorkers — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Board of Health aren’t just after your large sodas. Now they want your bucket-sized popcorn and jumbo milkshakes, too.

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Man Catches ‘The Black Death’ After Saving Mouse from Cat

As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.

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Experts Warn Ignoring ‘Use-By’ Dates on Food Could Make You Sick

Cash-strapped consumers are turning to a rather dangerous way to stretch their food dollars — they’re ignoring expiration dates and keeping leftovers in the fridge for longer periods of time.

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Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth

Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.

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