Health

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Rachel Kurland
January 28, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and several other states. More than 1,700 cartons of peaches, more than 1,200 cartons of nectarines, and 365 cartons of plums have been...
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Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale/Instagram
January 28, 2019 - 10:48 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Kate Beckinsale shared some photos of herself in a hospital bed over the weekend. "Turns out a ruptured ovarian cyst really hurts and morphine makes me cry," Beckinsale wrote in the caption of two pictures posted on her official Instagram account. "So thankful...
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As of Saturday, there are 32 confirmed cases of measles in Washington -- an outbreak that has already prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency.
Center for Disease Control via CNN
January 27, 2019 - 8:43 pm
By Amir Vera (CNN) -- As of Sunday, there are 35 confirmed cases of measles in the state of Washington -- an outbreak that has already prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children," Inslee said in...
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Cruise ships generate high levels of air pollution that could endanger the health of passengers, staff and port communities, according to an undercover report released Thursday.
Kendra Ulrich/Stand.earth via CNN
January 27, 2019 - 3:19 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Cruise ships generate high levels of air pollution that could endanger the health of passengers, staff and port communities, according to an undercover report released Thursday. On the decks of the four Carnival Corp. cruise ships studied over a two-year period,...
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The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer.
FDA via CNN
January 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kevin Flower, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. "Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other...
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New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy leads a meeting at in Camden about Nurture NJ.
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly will consider a 14-bill package passed in a pair of committees that addresses maternal death rates in the state, particularly among African-American women. At the same time, the state is kicking off an informational campaign targeting new...
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Dr. Christine McGinn
Courtesy of Dr. Christine McGinn
Flashpoint
January 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following news of this week's Supreme Court ruling on the military ban on transgender service members , a Bucks County surgeon and veteran is offering free sex reassignment surgeries to transgender troops. Dr. Christine McGinn has a bustling practice in New Hope. As a...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo Joie Henney, of Strinestown, lifts his emotional support animal, Wally, up on a table to give a presentation at the SpiriTrust Lutheran Village in York, Pa.
Ty Lohr/York Daily Record via AP
January 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression. Joie Henney, 65, said his registered emotional support animal named Wally likes to snuggle and give hugs, despite being a 5-foot-long alligator. The York Haven man said he received...
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The month-long pop-up event offers free yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday in February under the atrium in The Bourse’s main dining hall.
Courtesy of PUNCH Media
Rachel Kurland
January 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's no better reward for an intense calorie-cutting workout than a boozy brunch. The Bourse's newly opened food hall and SWEAT Fitness are teaming up to provide just that: SWEAT + SIP. The month-long pop-up event offers free yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. every...
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Measles
CNN
January 24, 2019 - 9:25 am
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A person infected with measles attended a Portland Trail Blazers home game in Oregon last week amid an outbreak that has left at least 22 people ill this month in neighboring Washington state. Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to...
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