Health

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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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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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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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J.K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 8:34 am
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Tim Jimenez
September 12, 2019 - 7:20 am
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing the Sackler family, founders and owners of Purdue Pharma, the company that makes prescription painkiller OxyContin.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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