Health

NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening.
AP Photo/Marshall Ritzel
June 18, 2018 - 7:15 am
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months...
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In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, a man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File
June 18, 2018 - 7:05 am
By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition — a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international...
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pre exposure prophylaxis
Lynne Adkins
June 18, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that an HIV/AIDS diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. And according to the latest numbers, nearly 37 million people are living with the virus. Aviva Joffe, program director of Einstein Healthcare's Immunodeficiency Center, says there's a way...
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Managing Diabetes
June 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of this condition, and we can avoid many of the long-term complications...
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Dreamstime
June 17, 2018 - 9:26 pm
By Rory Smith (CNN) -- The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds. Between 2010 and 2016, infections with HPV 16 and 18 fell 86 percent among women ages 16 to 21...
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Asplundh Cancer Pavilion
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Lynne Adkins
June 16, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Montgomery County hospital will soon cut the ribbon on a new center for patients fighting cancer. It's taken three years of planning and building for the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion to open its doors in Willow Grove. Meg McGoldrick, President of Abington-Jefferson...
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Dreamstime
June 16, 2018 - 7:59 pm
By Faith Karimi (CNN) -- From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. Here are the foods to stay away from: Kellogg's cereal Federal health officials want you to...
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Vegetable Tray Recall
Provided by Food and Drug Administration
June 16, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CORAL GABLES, FL. (KYW Newsradio) -- Del Monte is recalling freshcut vegetable trays over concerns they may be linked to a parasite that has sickened dozens of people in several states. The Food and Drug Administration say it's is investigating at least 78 cases of cyclospora illnesses linked to...
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NIH Alcohol Study
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 15, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol...
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Salmonella Bacteria
CDC
June 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) - - Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the...
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