Health

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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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.
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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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Redness from painful burn on a woman's hand.
Lynne Adkins
April 02, 2018 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia now has a new burn center to treat area patients in need. The Jefferson Burn Center has joined an elite group of local hospitals with special teams to handle burns victims. Director, Dr. William Hughes, has been treating these injuries for decades at...
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Doctor In White Medical Coat With Stethoscope.
Lynne Adkins
March 27, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Another major healthcare merger is on the horizon in Philadelphia. Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that Jefferson Health is taking another partner. This time it’s the Einstein Healthcare Network. For several years, Jefferson Health has been making partnership...
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Dental-Gums
Ian Bush
March 26, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Your mouth might hold the key to faster wound healing for the rest of your body. That's the takeaway from a study by local researchers. Stem cells in gum tissue release proteins that appear to help repair cuts about twice as fast as seen in skin. Researchers from...
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December 06, 2017 - 8:00 am
There have been many studies about toddlers and learning over the years and some of the most interesting has been from Vanderbilt University.
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