Health

A 13th person in a Camden County pediatric facility has tested positive for adenovirus.
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Andrew Kramer
November 26, 2018 - 4:56 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A 13th case of Adenovirus has been confirmed at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Camden County. It's not a deadly strain, but health officials are monitoring the site very closely. "It is not the same strain that was in North Jersey that led to fatalities," said...
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This combination of Aug. 25, 2018 photos shows demonstration models of implantable neurostimulators, top row from left, the Medtronic Intellis and the Boston Scientific Spectra WaveWriter SCS.
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November 26, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The...
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The Milestone Tracker phone app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The app was created to help parents recognize developmental delays.
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November 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising. The new number, published Monday in Pediatrics , is...
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A campaign to combat teen opiod abuse shares true stories of the struggle of addiction, withdrawal and treatment.
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Suzanne Monaghan
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An opioid awareness campaign from Truth Initiative and the Ad Council gives a face-to-face look at addiction, withdrawal and recovery. Part of the Truth About Opioids program details, in a video, one young woman's journey. 26-year-old Rebekka's story is difficult to...
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Romaine Salad
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November 22, 2018 - 4:06 pm
(CBS) -- The FDA is looking at California as a potential source of romaine lettuce tainted with a potentially deadly strain E. coli. Health officials said romaine lettuce should be removed from all supermarket shelves and restaurant menus until they can determine the source of the new outbreak. But...
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insulin
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November 21, 2018 - 9:44 pm
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) -- As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise, the access to insulin needed to meet growing demand will fall short, a new study predicts. By 2030, 79 million adults with type 2 diabetes are expected to need insulin to manage their condition and...
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Hadas Kuznits
November 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thanksgiving can be triggering for people who struggle with eating disorders. Dr. Samantha DeCaro, assistant clinical director at the Renfrew Center in Philadelphia, said this can be a difficult time for those recovering from an eating disorder. "Around Thanksgiving,...
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The CDC has recalled and issued warnings about romaine lettuce, turkey products and more.
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November 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- Thanksgiving is many Americans' favorite holiday because it is a time when family, friends, neighbors and strangers come together to share their favorite foods. Before you prepare your favorite dishes, take a moment to review the food recalls and illness outbreaks...
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Trouble in Toyland
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Steve Tawa
November 20, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The consumer advocacy organization PennPIRG is out again with its "Trouble in Toyland" survey, warning parents about dangerous toys on store shelves, as the holiday gift-buying season gets into full swing. This year, trendy "slime" toys are coming into focus. Sine...
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Romaine Salad
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November 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
(KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli. Thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according...
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