Health

The risks were highest for women with no history of heart disease or diabetes and women who were obese or African-American.
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 9:52 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
February 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many people may be thinking about their relationship on Valentines Day, and a professional talks about how it looks to be in a healthy one. Therapist Briana Bogue, associate director of healthy relationships and wellness programs at Council For Relationships, says...
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About 33,600 Cat & Jack Unicorn "Chiara" Boots have been recalled.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Rachel Kurland
February 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Target is recalling a pair of toddler boots from its Cat & Jack line due to a possible choking hazard. About 33,600 Cat & Jack Unicorn "Chiara" Boots have been recalled after reports of the unicorn horn detaching from the shoe. Four consumers reported the...
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Cholesterol.
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
February 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cholesterol levels are on the rise in children, and you can blame it on lifestyle choices. High cholesterol used to be a problem found only in adults, but now it's an issue for kids as well, according to Dr. Julie Brothers, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's...
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The report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically singled out e-cigarette giant Juul as a contributing factor to the escalating rates.
Juul/CNN
February 11, 2019 - 6:18 pm
By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) -- Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth...
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The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced.
CNN
February 11, 2019 - 6:02 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) - - The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday. The FDA...
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salt shaker
Lynne Adkins
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We often hear that adults should avoid too much sodium, but it's also an issue for children. Sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. So grabbing the salt shaker at every meal is not a good idea. "These problems that start in childhood can...
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blood pressure
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Lynne Adkins
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A study of thousands of patients in North Jersey has some startling findings on blood pressure. Extremely high blood pressure where numbers register 200 over 120 or higher is extremely dangerous and affects African-American patients more often than others, according to...
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New Jersey statehouse
Dreamstime
David Madden
February 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey State Senate committee has approved a measure that would give terminally ill residents the choice to take their own lives, with the help of drugs prescribed by a physician. This is not the first go round for what is now called “Aid in Dying” legislation...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thursday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and folks are being encouraged to get tested. Kevin Burns with Action Wellness says it's a day during Black History Month focusing on an important health issue in the black community. "It's an opportunity really to...
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