Health

Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
September 24, 2018 - 9:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cancer awareness groups claim colors to promote their efforts, but how do they get those shades? There's no authority responsible for designating colors for specific cancer advocacy groups. But according to Paula Green, executive director of the American Cancer...
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Mosquito
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Mark Abrams
September 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia health officials are confirming nearly a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus so far this year. The health department says 11 cases have been confirmed here in the city, and none has been fatal. Wetter than normal conditions and lots of...
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Insomnia
Dreamstime
September 24, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Stroke is not a problem we see that often in young people, but when we do there is usually a clear attempt to determine the cause. In many cases the use of stimulants...
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Bed Time Food
Lynne Adkins
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Drinking a cup of coffee at night could result in a sleepless night. But some drinks and foods will help you get the shut eye you need. It's not good to go to bed hungry says Christine Henigan, a clinical dietitian at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. She says...
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Teen Cell Phone
Suzanne Monaghan
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Teenagers and cell phones practically go hand in hand, but research shows device overuse can cause symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Excessive cell phone time can lead to distraction, lack of focus, fidgeting and compulsively checking...
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Alzheimer`s disease
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September 21, 2018 - 3:45 pm
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) -- As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. That means...
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fantasy football
September 21, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of the major concerns about fantasy football being linked with people putting money on the line is that it's yet another option for people to gamble, and for some...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forum on fighting flu in Philadelphia convened on the Penn State campus at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia on Thursday. The naval site was the source of a flu pandemic that hit the city 100 years ago. "More than 20,000 people died in the city and about 14,000 of...
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ground beef
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September 20, 2018 - 10:37 am
UPDATED: Sept. 26, 12:20 p.m. By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN (CNN) -- Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday . Eighteen people have become sick with e. coli illness linked to this meat. One...
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A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
September 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad...
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