Health

Dog Food
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December 01, 2018 - 10:36 am
By Theresa Waldrop (CNN) -- Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is recalling three of its puppy and dog food products, citing potentially high levels of vitamin D that could lead to "serious health issues," including kidney failure. The brands affected are Evolve, Sportsman's...
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Sick Child
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November 30, 2018 - 8:41 pm
(CBS) -- There's a good chance that some cases of the mysterious polio-like illness seen recently in U.S. children may have been misdiagnosed, a new study reports. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which causes potentially life-threatening paralysis and primarily strikes children, has been recurring in...
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Polio
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November 30, 2018 - 5:22 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio...
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The holiday season is in full swing with a flurry of activity, but if you've lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find your joy.
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Kimberly Adams
November 29, 2018 - 5:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday season is in full swing with a flurry of activity, but if you've lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find your joy. "This time of year can exacerbate the good memories and the hard memories," said Penn Medicine clinical psychologist Thea Gallagher...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, Qin Jinzhou, an embryologist who was part of the team working with scientist He Jiankui, adjusts a microplate containing embryos that have been injected with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen.
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November 29, 2018 - 11:46 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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November 29, 2018 - 11:19 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the...
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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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