Health

Scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver.
AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda
April 26, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases...
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Beyond/Hello opening marijuana dispensary
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Center City Philadelphia will get a medical marijuana dispensary. A Denver-based company has overcome obstacles that have been discouraging dispensaries from locating to the city. Beyond/Hello may sound like a dating service, but it's the name of the dispensary that...
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Big electronic cigarettes
April 25, 2018 - 9:45 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors. Forty warning letters were sent to brick-and-mortar retailers as a first step...
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surgery
April 24, 2018 - 2:34 pm
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "...
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coffee
CNN
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
Team Subject Matter
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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Dreamstime
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
Dreamstime
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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