Health

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Ian Bush
April 13, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Supercharging the immune system to attack cancer: that's the goal of a new vaccine being developed by Penn Medicine, where researchers say it's already showing promise. The personalized treatment emerges when the patient's immune cells are exposed to their tumor...
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Dreamstime
April 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt ARIZONA (CNN) -- Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is to blame for a multi-state E. coli outbreak, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. "At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified," the...
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Prostate Cancer
April 12, 2018 - 11:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For men with prostate cancer, the emotional toll of the disease often can be greater than its physical impact. That's according to a new survey by Philadelphia-based Health Union. Among the top "daily frustrations" for the respondents: "sexual dysfunction, bladder...
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Strawberries
April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. Every year since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization -- ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular...
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Dreamstime
April 07, 2018 - 12:25 am
By Susan Scutti ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) - A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids -- commonly known as fake weed or spice -- was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday after two deaths and dozens of patients appearing in ERs with...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he's battling shingles.
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April 06, 2018 - 4:57 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he's battling shingles. The "Hamilton" creator took to Twitter on Thursday to tell followers that what he thought was a migraine, turned out to be shingles. "Hey, cool story. This isn't a migraine, it's shingles! Caught it early, quarantined...
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Moderate red white blood cells with gram negative diplococci intracellular.Neisseria gonorrhoeae also known as gonococci , is a species of Gram-negative coffee bean-shaped diplococci bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.
Dreamstime
April 06, 2018 - 1:10 pm
(CNN) -- Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea. The man attended sexual health services this year and was found to be infected with a form of the bacteria that is completely resistant to the first line of treatment used...
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Ammar Shahid, a second year resident who will volunteer his time at the clinic.
Cherri Gregg
Cherri Gregg
April 05, 2018 - 11:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A free health clinic operated by Muslim volunteers will hold its grand opening this weekend in Northeast Philadelphia. When the facility was first announced, the response was hate. Facebook posts told Muslims to "go back to where they came from" and others expressed...
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Cold Flu
Dan Wing
April 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This year's flu season has been a rough one, and even though the seasons have officially changed, we're not done with the fevers, sniffling and nausea just yet. A new strain of the virus is making the rounds. While this season's Influenza A virus has run its course,...
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Dreamstime
April 04, 2018 - 7:39 pm
By CARLA K. JOHNSON PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. The heightened danger of death after a devastating...
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