Health

Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J.
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October 15, 2018 - 10:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials,...
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October 15, 2018 - 6:02 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk. And because its main ingredient, barley, is sensitive to extreme drought and heat, climate change will cause undue pain for all who love their lager, new research...
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In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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October 15, 2018 - 12:49 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over...
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elder care
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October 15, 2018 - 10:07 am
By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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Electronic cigarettes is gaining popularity among teenagers.
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October 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Food and Drug Administration is quite concerned about a survey which has shown a dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by teens. The major concern is...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A large crowd took to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps for the 16th Annual Kidney Walk Sunday morning. The National Kidney Foundation says 30 million Americans currently live with the disease. Michele Toy, executive director of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the...
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Dietary Supplements
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October 12, 2018 - 9:58 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements,...
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Child Vaccinations
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October 12, 2018 - 7:43 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- The percentage of young kids in the US who received no vaccine doses has continued to rise, as have vaccine exemption rates, according to two reports published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While coverage for a number of vaccines "...
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vegetarian diet
October 12, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is estimated that one in 200 children are vegetarians. That is about 300,000 children. By the teen years the number jumps 500 percent. Most adults choose to become...
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