Health

Infant incubator boxes
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 3:57 pm
A Pennsylvania hospital is racing to determine the source of a waterborne germ that appears to have infected at least eight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, three of whom have died. Read the latest here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Josh Gottheimer
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Lead testing results from New Jersey's schools will be posted online under new regulations Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled. Read more here.
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First lady Melania Trump, center, and acting DEA Administrator Uttam Dhillon, center left, stands at a Red Ribbon Rally at the Drug Enforcement Agency in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous. The first lady — who has a 13-year-old son, Barron — says teenagers and young adults must be encouraged to admit addiction, including to electronic cigarettes and vaping — and...
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2019 Nobel Prize winners in medicine are Gregg L. Semenza, Peter J. Ratcliffe and William G. Kaelin Jr.
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 11:09 am
Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said.
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Man smokes an e-cigarette
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Justin Udo
October 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
The recent spike in illnesses and deaths related to vaping has led The Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning to smokers to stop using vaping products that contain THC. KYW Newsradio talked to some local THC vapers about their thoughts on the warning.
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Alternative Response Unit
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Paul Kurtz
October 07, 2019 - 7:56 am
City officials say an emergency response unit that launched last April in response to the opiod crisis is showing promising results. They're saving lives and getting more people addicted to heroin into treatment. Read more here.
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Getting a meal in the hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
A program at the Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing the way we think of hospital food.
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David Madden
October 06, 2019 - 10:24 am
It’s that time of year to get that flu shot. Local governments throughout the region are setting up events over the next several weeks where the vaccinations will be offered for free.
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Molly Daly
October 04, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The School District of Philadelphia says Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will remain closed due to asbestos testing. Read more here.
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Vapes
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Hadas Kuznits
October 04, 2019 - 1:36 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed the state's first vaping-related death. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine says they are keeping the person's identity confidential. She says in addition to this first confirmed vaping death, they are looking into nine confirmed cases and...
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