Health

OxyContin
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 7:49 am
Purdue Pharma gets its day in court after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. Read what to expect here.
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A demonstrator carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 1:26 pm
The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests. The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn't use...
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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation's worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages.
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Aa pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin.
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Mark Abrams
September 16, 2019 - 7:57 am
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, but Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro is among 20 state attorneys general objecting to it.
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man smoking a cigarette - stock photo
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Lynne Adkins
September 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
The number of businesses selling tobacco products to teens was going down in Philadelphia in recent years, but not anymore and health officials are concerned.
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In this photo of Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019, Congolese student and Ebola survivor Claude Mabowa, middle in striped red T-shirt with his friends.
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AP News
September 14, 2019 - 9:14 am
Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus have exceeded 3,000.
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Close up of women's hands holding smartphone.
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Lynne Adkins
September 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Not everyone who signs up for a colonoscopy actually shows up, but a local doctor explains how a simple tactic is helping change that.
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Mike Dougherty
September 13, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's high school football and soccer season — two sports that create an increased risk of brain injury. Health officials are working to raise awareness while highlighting available resources. Brain injuries can have a major effect on memory, energy levels, even...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley.
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Pat Loeb
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Beginning this weekend, chain restaurants in Philadelphia will have to display warning labels on menu items with high sodium levels.
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E-cigarettes made by Juul
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing a task force to come up with recommendations on vaping amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illness and deaths tied to e-cigarettes. Read more here.
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