Health

Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
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Dan Wing
April 30, 2019 - 11:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CDC says new measles cases have hit a 25-year high. There were 78 new cases reported last week, bringing the 2019 total to 704 cases. Health officials also warn that just because someone has been vaccinated, they may not be safe. They emphasize the importance of...
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Rice krispie treats.
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Mike DeNardo
April 30, 2019 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators are trying to find out how snacks — possibly containing drugs — found their way into a West Philly elementary school, sickening three students who ate them. Three seventh graders at Martha Washington Elementary school had to be taken to Children's...
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A Delaware county based non-profit that uses music to open the minds of those living with a variety of challenges will celebrate 17 years this week of service this week.
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Cherri Gregg
April 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County-based nonprofit that uses music to open the minds of those living with a variety of challenges and has helped hundreds of patients a year will celebrate 17 years of service this week. With centers in Havertown and Hatboro, MusicWorks uses...
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Rice krispie treats.
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April 29, 2019 - 1:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three students got sick Monday after eating what police say are Rice Krispies Treats, which they believe may have been laced with an illegal substance. Philadelphia police say just before 11 a.m. at Martha Washington School, in the 700 block of North 44th Street,...
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Maureen McCormick
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April 29, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — Maureen McCormick is furious that an anti-vaccination group is using her image to downplay the seriousness of measles. The group is referencing an episode of "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 in which McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on the hit show, catches measles along with...
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In this March 27, 2019 file photo, signs about measles and the measles vaccine are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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April 29, 2019 - 11:37 am
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Measles continues to spread in the United States, with more 704 cases reported so far this year in 22 states. U.S. health officials on Monday updated the national tally. It has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases...
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ADHD.
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Lynne Adkins
April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The FDA recently approved the first medical device to treat ADHD in children, but a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia physician suggests giving the equipment more study. The device is worn on the forehead at night and delivers a mild electrical nerve stimulation...
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Smart Phone
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April 27, 2019 - 1:27 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- Just a few minutes of playing a certain video game could help identify the earliest stages of Alzheimer's in ways existing medical tests can't, researchers have found. A new study used a smartphone app called Sea Hero Quest to monitor how gamers with and without a...
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Kids2 rocking sleeper
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April 27, 2019 - 1:04 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Kids2 recalled all models of its rocking sleepers on Friday after five infant deaths in the sleepers. The recall affects nearly 700,000 products sold under brands such as Bright Starts, Ingenuity and Disney Baby. Kids2, also known as Kids II, introduced...
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Britney Spears has left a facility where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, a source close to the singer tells CNN.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) — Britney Spears has left a facility where she had been receiving treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, a source close to the singer tells CNN. The year has been a difficult one for Spears, who earlier this month said she was taking some "me time" to focus on...
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