Health

cholesterol guidelines
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November 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart...
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Bhutanese twins Dawa and Nima
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November 09, 2018 - 9:57 pm
By Helen Regan and Alex Stambaugh, CNN (CNN) -- Conjoined twins who flew nearly 6,000 miles for a life-changing operation have been separated by doctors in Australia. The 15-month-old twin girls, Nima and Dawa Pelden, were joined at the stomach and had grown up facing each other, unable to move...
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Adenovirus
CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
November 09, 2018 - 8:52 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- After her 15-year-old son ended up "in critical and life-threatening condition" from an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, one mother is suing those who she believes allowed her son to end up in the ICU, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday...
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E-cigarettes
CNN
November 09, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) -- Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban...
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did you know that in very rare cases a patient, perhaps one out of every thousand, actually wake up while undergoing surgery?
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November 09, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It is a very strange phenomenon, but did you know that in very rare cases a patient, perhaps one out of every thousand, actually wake up while undergoing surgery? What’s...
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Cannabis leaf
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November 08, 2018 - 4:31 pm
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business (CNN) — New Age Beverages recently announced it intends to launch a line of CBD-infused waters, teas and other drinks in the United States. The company already makes Bob Marley-branded organic coffees and teas and Coco Libre coconut water and kombucha drinks...
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Primatene Mist
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November 08, 2018 - 12:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday. It's for temporary relief of mild, intermittent asthma symptoms in people ages 12 and...
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There is a benefit in doctors asking their patients whether or not they have experienced any domestic violence at home.
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November 08, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If we have learned anything from the #MeToo movement, it is that women are at risk, perhaps far greater risk than we previously thought, to be victims of violence. A...
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Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester, has his sight checked by surgeon Professor Paulo Stagna from The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Manchester Hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
November 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There may soon be a way to preserve your vision with a lot less hassle. Wet macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, but it can be treated, according to Dr. Carl Regillo, director of Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital . He said the medicines work well...
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Weather can play a role in a chance of a heart attack, a study finds.
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November 07, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain times of the day and week that people are more likely to have a heart attack, for instance, Monday morning is a particularly tough time. Now, there is...
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