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Helping those who are contemplating suicide

As September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, several groups across New Jersey are doing their part to raise awareness about suicide.

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Hospitals in NJ, NY, Connecticut struggled during Sandy, feds say

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work -- problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.

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CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures -- the most dangerous kind of obesity -- has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

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Study: 9 in 10 parents move child from booster seat too soon

Many parents are allowing their children to use a seat belt alone before they are big enough, according to a new study by Safe Kids Worldwide as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.

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Study: Better access to psychiatric care needed in NJ

A new study by the The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) finds access to psychiatric care to be inadequate in New Jersey.

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Annual walk benefits heart failure patients

The yearly Heart & Sole Walk was established in 2003 by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the family of Mary Anne Ahearn, a 1990 heart transplant recipient.

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FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health experts say Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza should be approved for a new use in treating obesity.

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Ebola Virus
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Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort.

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Hospitals are using too many antibiotics, study says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests.

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(l to r)Shridar Ganesan professor and director of translational science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Andrew Brooks associate professor of genetics and COO of RUCDR Infinite Biologics , Robert DiPaola director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey , Jay Tischfield CEO & scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and executive director of Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and Linda Brzustowicz professor life sciences and Genetics chair
(l to r)Shridar Ganesan professor and director of translational science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Andrew Brooks associate professor of genetics and COO of RUCDR Infinite Biologics , Robert DiPaola director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey , Jay Tischfield CEO & scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and executive director of Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and Linda Brzustowicz professor life sciences and Genetics chair (Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University
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Rutgers gets $10M pledge for cancer research

NEW BRUNSWICK (AP) — An anonymous donor is pledging $10 million to Rutgers University over two years to advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that do not respond to standard therapies.

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