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singing
October 03, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you want to do better at work or school? Have you considered singing? Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker...
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CrescoLabs' anti-opioid campaign at Headhouse features a vending machine that disperses free plastic pill bottles containing an anti-opioid message inside.
Paul Kurtz I KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 02, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Medical marijuana companies appear to be making inroads in their efforts to convince prescription opioid users to try their safer alternative. Recent studies have shown a drop in daily opioid use in Pennsylvania and other states where medical marijuana is legal. Chris...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
October 02, 2018 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Flu season has arrived. This fall is the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide. There was no flu vaccine back then, and hygiene practices were a bit lax then as compared to today. Dr...
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The BioZorb implant
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Lynne Adkins
October 01, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A small implant is having a big impact on breast cancer surgery. A lumpectomy lets women keep their breast after a cancerous tumor is removed. Unfortunately, the outcome isn't always natural looking, according to Dr. Jennifer Simmons, chief of breast surgery at...
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Dreamstime
Eric Walter
October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As hard as it might be to stop scrolling through pictures and videos of cute animals on your smartphone, your real-life pet would prefer you cut back. An expert warns that the hours we spend checking social media on our smartphones is making our dogs sad. Veterinary...
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Physical Education
October 01, 2018 - 4:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to academics. But now many in education are taking another look because studies have...
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Justin Udo
September 30, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds walked Sunday to raise awareness about a movement disorder that affects more than 200,000 people annually but remains under the radar to many more. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder in which one's muscles contract involuntarily, causing...
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Only these 8 states require sex education classes to mention consent
CNN
September 30, 2018 - 3:31 pm
By Christina Maxouris and Saeed Ahmed (CNN) — In elementary school, children get the talk about unwanted touching. In college, they learn about boundaries and what constitutes assault. But in between, sex education in schools is often an antiseptic regurgitation of the science of reproduction mixed...
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Autism
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Lynne Adkins
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers at a North Jersey center will be looking for new ways to tackle a growing problem. Autism rates in New Jersey are significantly higher than the national average, says Dr. Elizabeth Torres, principal investigator of the New Jersey Autism Center of...
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McDonald's is on a mission to eliminate artificial ingredients from its menu. Even the Big Mac Special Sauce is getting a makeover.
Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3Studio/Getty Images via CNN
September 28, 2018 - 10:40 am
By Jordan Valinsky (CNN Money) -- McDonald's is on a mission to eliminate artificial ingredients from its menu. Even the Big Mac Special Sauce is getting a makeover. The fast-food company, which hopes to attract more health-conscious consumers to its drive-thrus and counters, announced changes to...
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