Health

Parents and teachers demand the asbestos be fully removed from Alexander McClure Elementary School before students return to class.
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KYW Staff
January 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
Alexander McClure Elementary School in the city's Hunting Park neighborhood is closed again Friday because new tests showed elevated levels of airborne asbestos. Read more here.
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A community activist poses with signs to be used at a protest in New York City, where the PES action will occur.
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Tim Jimenez
January 17, 2020 - 7:50 am
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, the site of a massive explosion and fire last summer, is being auctioned off in New York on Friday. A group of environmental activists and community members is making the trip to the law firm where the auction is taking place. Read more here.
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A person talking to a doctor about a diet.
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Lynne Adkins
January 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
If your New Year's resolution is to lose a few pounds, it pays to pick the right diet. Read more here.
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A man vaping.
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AP News
January 13, 2020 - 8:12 pm
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation to prohibit flavored vaping products, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike Dougherty
January 11, 2020 - 10:51 am
Students will be in the classroom once again at two Philadelphia schools that were closed because of asbestos. Read more here.
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Heartburn medication
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CNN
January 10, 2020 - 4:37 pm
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. Read more here.
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Jennifer Gobrecht gave birth to a boy following a uterine transplant.
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AP News
January 10, 2020 - 10:48 am
A Philadelphia woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said that the experimental procedure at Penn Medicine delivered a “miracle.” Read more here.
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Glass of water
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Molly Daly
January 09, 2020 - 5:53 pm
Members of the Congressional PFAS Task Force held a news conference Thursday to push for the passage of a bill that would require the federal government to address PFAS contamination. Read more here.
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Flu shot
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Mark Abrams
January 09, 2020 - 3:39 pm
The number of flu cases showing up in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms has spiked in recent weeks. Medical officials predict this season so far is on track to be as severe as the 2017-2018 flu season, which was the deadliest in more than four decades. Read more here.
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Vape shop
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Pat Loeb
January 08, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has pulled cigarette sale permits from 149 stores — the first enforcement action under beefed-up rules to prevent tobacco sales to minors. Read more here.
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