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NYU Health Service Immune to Influx of Influenza Cases

NYU Health Service Immune to Influx of Influenza Cases

By Louis Dalle, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, NYU

This year's flu season is the worst in nearly a decade. While national hospitalization has skyrocketed, the NYU Health Center has seen a relatively small number of new cases.

Flu Shot-Free Professor Fired

Flu Shot-Free Professor Fired

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under News

A professor from NYU's School of Medicine was fired because she did not receive a flu shot.

Inaccurate Medical Journalism Produces False Positives

Inaccurate Medical Journalism Produces False Positives

By Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

People with limited health literacy skills are often misinformed about the body and of disease, leading to a misunderstanding of the relationship between lifestyle factors like diet and exercise and various health outcomes.

NYU Prof Scrutinizes Zika with New Grant

NYU Prof Scrutinizes Zika with New Grant

By Lavanya Shukla, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under News

An NYU professor was given a $1 million grant to study the Zika virus and its effects on those infected.

NYUAD students win award for shocking mosquito-killing development

NYUAD students win award for shocking mosquito-killing development

By Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Abu Dhabi students won an international prize for their invention that could help prevent diseases spread by mosquitos.

NYU study investigates phone-killing ‘disease’

NYU study investigates phone-killing ‘disease’

By Alice Zhang, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU scientists published a paper looking at how attackers can infect your smartphone with a "digital disease" designed to rapidly age and wear out the device's insides.

NYU prepared in case of Ebola

NYU  prepared  in case of Ebola

By Felipe De La Hoz, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under News

The NYU Student Health Center and NYU Langone, have developed protocol in case of an Ebola outbreak.

Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

Christina’s Case: Obesity should not be classified as disease

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

University of Richmond professors Crystal L. Hoyt and Jeni L. Burnette discussed whether the American Medical Association was correct in categorizing obesity as a disease in a Feb. 23 New York Times article. Although the June 2013 decision has no legal authority, significant ramifications still exist for obesity treatment now that the nationâ€...

Local restaurant reports case of hepatitis A

Local restaurant reports case of hepatitis A

April 8, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

Alta, a Mediterranean bistro located in the West Village, has come under scrutiny after reports revealed that a restuarant food handler tested positive for hepatitis A. Customers who ate dessert at Alta between March 23 to April 2 have been warned by the New York City Department of Health and Ment...