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Dealing with Parkinson's Disease

Dealing with Parkinson's Disease

April 4, 2019

TALKING THE SCIENCE BEHIND PARKINSON'S DISEASE: Frank Middleton, PhD, director of the SUNY Molecular Analysis Core, speaks with Laura Hand and Andy Wolf of CNY Central April 1, for a special report on Parkinson's disease. Middleton joined experts form the Office of the Aging and local Parkinson's support group in the CNY Central studio to answer viewer questions on the disease and to discuss the groundbreaking research work led by Middleton.


Cholera is Spreading in Mozambique, and It's Far From the Only Health Threat

Cholera is Spreading in Mozambique, and It's Far From the Only Health Threat

April 3, 2019

About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say.


Why New York Has Not Contained the Largest and Longest Measles Outbreak in Decades

Why New York Has Not Contained the Largest and Longest Measles Outbreak in Decades

April 2, 2019

To contain a measles outbreak, a newly infected person has to work in tandem with the state and local health authorities, providing information on when their symptoms began and whom they may have exposed during the nine days they are contagious.


First Living HIV-positive Donor Provides Kidney for Transplant in Medical Breakthrough

First Living HIV-positive Donor Provides Kidney for Transplant in Medical Breakthrough

April 1, 2019

Surgeons at John Hopkins Hospital have transplanted a kidney from a living HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient, a medical breakthrough they hope will expand the pool of available organs and help change perceptions of HIV.


New York County takes 'Extremely Unusual' Step to Ban Unvaccinated Minors from Public Places Amid Measles Outbreak

New York County takes 'Extremely Unusual' Step to Ban Unvaccinated Minors from Public Places Amid Measles Outbreak

March 28, 2019

Unvaccinated people under the age of 18 are banned from public places in Rockland County, New York, as of midnight Wednesday, according to John Lyon, director of strategic communications for County Executive Ed Day.


Measles Outbreaks: The Other Congressional Hearing you Should Follow

Measles Outbreaks: The Other Congressional Hearing you Should Follow

February 28, 2019

As measles cases rise across the United States, lawmakers are meeting in a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss what has been called a "growing Public Health threat."


Science Being 'Debunked:' Why are Some Countries Making a Vaccine U-Turn?

Science Being 'Debunked:' Why are Some Countries Making a Vaccine U-Turn?

February 18, 2019

According to the World Health Organization, vaccine hesitance is one of the biggest threats to global health in 2019.


Six Vaccines Adults Should Get

Six Vaccines Adults Should Get

January 15, 2019

We may not like hearing it but its true: Adults are not off the hook when it comes to vaccines. Here are six vaccines adults should get.


New York tackles 'Largest Measles Outbreak' in States Recent History

New York tackles 'Largest Measles Outbreak' in States Recent History

January 11, 2019

A measles outbreak in New York has been called largest in the states recent history, and its occurring at a time when there have been spikes in measles cases globally.


SUNY Upstate Hoping to Test Heroin Vaccine on Humans by Next Year

SUNY Upstate Hoping to Test Heroin Vaccine on Humans by Next Year

January 10, 2019

"If I have 100 people who have a heroin abuse disorder and this vaccine helps 10 of them go into sustained recovery that is a huge impact. That has saved 10 lives." SUNY Upstate Institute for Global Health and Dr. Stephen Thomas will oversee a clinical trial of an experimental heroin vaccine at Upstate Medical University.


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