Health

A new law that is designed to take guns away from domestic abusers and save lives goes into effect Wednesday in Pennsylvania.
Courtesy of Women Against Abuse
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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Saint Christopher's Hospital
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Tim Jimenez
September 19, 2019 - 7:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is on the auction block, and there's word of a joint bid from a Pennsylvania nonprofit and university to buy it. After Wednesday's 2 p.m. deadline to submit bids, two are being reported. That includes a joint bid from Drexel...
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Fresh fruits and vegetables on shelf in supermarket
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Hadas Kuznits
September 18, 2019 - 3:04 pm
A report out this month that measures Philadelphia's food retail environment shows that, while there have been improvements in accessibility to fresh, healthy foods, stores that sell those items are outnumbered by those that sell unhealthy food and products.
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August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on  May 21, 2019.
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 am
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures. Read more here.
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OxyContin
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 7:49 am
Purdue Pharma gets its day in court after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. Read what to expect here.
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A demonstrator carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 1:26 pm
The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests. The experiences amount to rape, the authors say, although they relied on a national survey that didn't use...
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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation's worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages.
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Aa pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin.
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Mark Abrams
September 16, 2019 - 7:57 am
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, but Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro is among 20 state attorneys general objecting to it.
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Mike Dougherty
September 13, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's high school football and soccer season — two sports that create an increased risk of brain injury. Health officials are working to raise awareness while highlighting available resources. Brain injuries can have a major effect on memory, energy levels, even...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley.
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Pat Loeb
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Beginning this weekend, chain restaurants in Philadelphia will have to display warning labels on menu items with high sodium levels.
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