Health

Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report.
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May 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analyzed data from 13...
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The Freewinds cruise ship is docked in the port of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island have quarantined the ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard.
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May 11, 2019 - 7:29 pm
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-...
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Medicare
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Paul Kurtz
May 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A mandatory Medicaid-managed care program that serves low-income disabled people and seniors in Pennsylvania seems to be operating smoothly now after getting off to a bumpy start earlier this year. Holly Lange, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for...
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Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez
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May 10, 2019 - 10:51 am
MONACO (AP) — Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF, says the Mexican walker's ban for taking anabolic steroids took effect on Nov. 16. Gonzalez's results have been...
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Truvada
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May 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) — Hundreds of thousands of uninsured people may soon have access to medication meant to curb the HIV epidemic. President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on Twitter that the administration has worked with biotechnology company...
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Delivery
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report released this week by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found that three out of five pregnancy-related deaths in America are preventable. Jefferson University Hospital maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jason Baxter, who also serves on...
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President Trump acknowledges the crowd at the end of his rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
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May 09, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their...
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Gardening.
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Digging in the dirt can be a great therapy for people with disabilities. Turning over the garden, touching the plants and breathing in the wonderful earthy scents can go a long way to help people with autism and Alzheimer's, according to Nancy Minich, a registered...
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It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study.
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May 06, 2019 - 6:10 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US...
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MMR vaccines
Seth Wenig/AP, file
May 06, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years. Officials on Monday said 764 cases have been reported as of last Thursday. It's the most in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 were reported. New...
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