Health

Man holding vape and tobacco cigarettes
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Tony Romeo
September 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm
The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would raise to 21 the legal age to purchase nicotine and vaping products.
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A ninth person has died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare mosquito-borne illness.
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CNN
September 25, 2019 - 9:56 am
A ninth person has died from Eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne illness. This year's EEE outbreak has been particularly severe, with 27 human cases of the virus in six states since August.
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Juul products
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AP News
September 25, 2019 - 8:17 am
Juul Labs will no longer promote its e-cigarettes in print, digital and TV advertisements and is replacing its CEO amid an escalating backlash against vaping nationwide. Read the latest here.
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screen time
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CNN
September 23, 2019 - 12:07 pm
It's possible that not all screen time is equally bad for your child's performance at school. A new review of 58 studies from 23 countries found only the time spent watching television and playing video games negatively impacted a child's academics.
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A girl being bullied.
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Suzanne Monaghan
September 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
Approximately two kids in every classroom have food allergies, according to FARE (Food Allergy Research Education), and many children are bullied because of their food allergies.
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Saint Christopher's Hospital
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Pat Loeb
September 20, 2019 - 9:37 am
Drexel University and Reading-based Tower Health have won the bid to acquire St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and rescue it from bankruptcy.
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A salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm
More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
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e-cigarette.
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David Madden
September 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New Jersey continues to step up efforts aimed at controlling young people’s access to e-cigarettes. The state Senate president is meeting with tobacco company executives demanding action on the issue.
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Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
KYW Staff
September 19, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Health officials in Philadelphia are warning of potential hepatitis A exposure from a food worker in Kensington. The health department confirms an employee at Yumcious Donuts on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue has the virus.
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A new law that is designed to take guns away from domestic abusers and save lives goes into effect Wednesday in Pennsylvania.
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Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2019 - 7:51 am
The number of domestic violence homicides is up — and a local group that advocates for victims of intimate partner violence is sounding the alarm.
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