April 24, 2018 - 8:23 am
By Mark Lieber, CNN (CNN) -- Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health. The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ...
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Juul Cigarette
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Attention parents: A form of e-cigarettes called Juuls is the latest craze among teenagers. And according to Truth Initiative, an organization dedicated to reducing tobacco use, most kids don't realize the health risks, and most parents don't know what to look for...
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April 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...
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Doctor checking blood pressure of the patient
April 18, 2018 - 5:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports Are Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- We know that breastfeeding is helpful for bonding with the infant and it also helps with building immunity. Now a new report finds that breastfeeding may...
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Eye Chart
Female eye doctor near check table with letters, patient examination at hospital, stock footage
Ian Bush
April 14, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Artifical intelligence is providing new safeguards for diabetics to protect their eyes. It's called IDx-DR. No clinicians needed: artificial intelligence analyzes digital images of a patient's retinas to detect diabetic retinopathy. The condition is the most common...
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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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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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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.
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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