Health

kissing bug
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Dan Wing
April 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a bug with a bite that can lead to serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications, or even death if the person bitten goes without treatment, has been found in Delaware. A family in Kent County...
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This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September.
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Ian Bush
April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week brings the premiere of a short film Villanova University students have been working on since September. It took them to the Horn of Africa, where they found desperate conditions for expectant moms in need of health care. "They only have one operating room,...
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CPAP.
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Lynne Adkins
April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millions of people have obstructive sleep apnea and are told to wear a nighttime device to keep them breathing. However, the CPAP is not always a pleasant fix. Only about half of the people who need a CPAP are successful wearing the device, says Dr. Maria Vega, a...
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This March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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April 22, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Mike Stobbe NEW YORK (AP) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years. Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York. That brings this year's total to 626. That...
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A doctor demonstrates how an infant can die due to unsafe sleeping practices.
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April 22, 2019 - 7:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found. These deaths "are entirely preventable. That's the most important point...
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Sneezing.
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Lynne Adkins
April 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pollen is everywhere and it's making us miserable. With tree pollen season happening now, followed by grass and then ragweed season, we won't get a break until late fall. Dr. Albert Rohr, chief of allergy and immunology at Main Line Health, says if going outside makes...
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April 21, 2019 - 7:46 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, (CNN) -- The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK'd Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-...
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A woman's blood pressure is checked
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April 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity...
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Buddakan was one of about 150 restaurants participating in Thursday's Dining Out For Life fund raiser.
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Pat Toddy
April 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a night of dining and donating in Philadelphia and the suburbs Thursday night. Hundreds of diners brought their cravings for dumplings and dim sum doughnuts — and their hunger to help — to Buddakan, in Philadelphia's historic district. It was one of about 150...
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Tim Jimenez
April 18, 2019 - 7:25 am
UPDATED 10:40 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CDC is investigating a series of listeria cases linked to deli meats and cheeses, and a few people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have gotten sick. The CDC says eight people in four states have been hospitalized due to listeria, a foodborne...
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