| Jul 24, 2010
| 12:41 PM
Another intense heat wave has descended upon the Tri-State area and according to the National Weather Service, temperatures could hit 110 degrees in areas in New Jersey and are expected to be in the mid to high 90's in New York City.
Cooling centers will...
| Aug 1, 2010
The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.
They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
| Aug 9, 2010
Summer means the arrival of certain illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses and bugs that thrive in the warm, moist environment. Although the risk of catching these diseases is low, there are some precautions to take to stay healthy.
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Aug 6, 2010
For those who crave the sweet taste of sugar, but not the 15 calories that come with each teaspoon, there are plenty of alternatives—sucralose (better known as Splenda), aspartame (Equal) and saccharine (Sweet'N Low), just to name a few.
| Aug 9, 2010
| 3:21 PM
It's not clear why cases of whooping cough are on the rise, but officials say it never really went away. With kids heading back to school soon, doctors and school officials want to get the word out about whooping cough. It's a national problem that's been...
| Aug 10, 2010
Most of us have grown up knowing to beware of spiders like the Black Widow or the Brown Recluse. But what would you do if you thought one bit you? Do these spiders actually live in the Northwest?
Arachnologist Rod Crawford at the University of...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 7:31 PM
The good news is, every day it looks more and more likely that 2-year-old Malyia Jeffers will survive the ordeal. But she's still on a ventilator, and she's still on kidney dialysis.
And she doesn't understand yet that she's missing a hand and both...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 3:41 PM
LA JOLLA, Calif. – San Diego researchers are using the common cold virus to develop a vaccine against cocaine addiction.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla combined a chemically modified cocaine antigen - - a substance...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 5:16 PM
You've made it through the holidays, through excessive sugar and rich food, the stress of parking, shopping and spending. Then there's the office parties, drinking, more drinking, more spending, not enough time to exercise and…all of the above...
| Jan 5, 2011
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine.
Scientists believe the research into the vaccine could lead...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 1:30 AM
It all began innocuously enough.
I had acquired habitual, late-day headaches. Along with these - I'm man enough to admit this - came some crankiness. I chalked it up to job-related stress and poor sleep habits and told myself that I would likely shake...