Health

A group taking part in Cupid's Undie Run, a fundraiser for the Children's Tumor Foundation
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Hadas Kuznits
February 08, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Hundreds of people raised money and awareness for a good cause Saturday afternoon, and they did it in their underwear. Read more here.
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A nurse takes notes in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, on Thursday.
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AP News
February 08, 2020 - 12:01 pm
The rate of increase in new cases of the virus in China rose again after a brief respite, as the death toll rose to 722 on the mainland and countries around the world enforced stricter measures to contain its spread. Read more here.
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Greg Nester, chief of mental health in the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, with Cara McMenamin with DA’s office.
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Jim Melwert
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
The public defender’s office in Montgomery County has created a high-level position focused solely on mental health. Read more here.
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People wearing masks, attend a vigil for Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
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AP News
February 07, 2020 - 4:18 pm
China's ruling Communist Party faced public anger and recrimination Friday over the death of a doctor who was threatened by the authorities after trying to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus back in December. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to nearly 640, and the number of people infected...
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Quarantine area
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David Madden
February 07, 2020 - 1:23 pm
The Pentagon has added a South Jersey military installation to the list of sites where people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus may be quarantined. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Mayor Kim Kenney stopped by Ocean Harbor to show solidarity with Chinatown businesses.
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Justin Udo
February 06, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Businesses in Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood are working to squash fears people have about contracting the new coronavirus if they go to the area. City officials are working with establishments to help bring commerce back to the community. Read more here.
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Northeastern University campus
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 11:22 am
As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Read more here.
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Francis Hopkinson School
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Mike DeNardo
February 05, 2020 - 5:37 pm
Laborers’ District Council workers are offering to help the School District of Philadelphia respond faster to reports of asbestos in school buildings with a “rapid response team.” Read more here.
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A doctor giving a patient medicine.
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Lynne Adkins
February 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
The FDA has approved the first drug to treat thyroid eye disease. Read more here.
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