Health

The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell, NJ.
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David Madden
November 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
FORDS, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed an 11th fatality from a deadly strain of a viral infection at a critical care pediatric facility in Passaic County. State officials are stepping up efforts to get things under control. There are now 34 confirmed cases of...
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This image provided by Hormel Foods Corporation shows the production code information on the side of the sleeve of Jennie-O-Turkey that is being recalled.
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November 16, 2018 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread. It has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. Regulators...
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Grandparents appear to be coping with the stresses of parenting just as well as biological or adoptive parent caregivers.
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November 16, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is good news from the Children's Medical Center in Queens, New York. According to a study from the institution, grandparents appear to be coping with the stresses...
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Big electronic cigarettes
November 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. "...
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This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco.
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November 15, 2018 - 10:51 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official is pledging to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of e-cigarettes. Scott Gottlieb of the U.S. Food and Drug...
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There are a number of cases where an accidental shooting occurs and children are harmed.
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November 15, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gun safety in children is a major public health concern. One of the biggest problems occurs when a child travels to another child's home, and a gun is left unattended or...
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A new study has taken a closer look at the relationship between a traumatic injury in a parent and the impact on children.
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November 14, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study has taken a closer look at the relationship between a traumatic injury in a parent and the impact on children. According to the report in the American...
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There are other types of treatment for allergies apart from the needle.
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November 13, 2018 - 5:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are many people who suffer from allergies but never get treatment because they're afraid that they might have to have a needle. What they might not be aware of is...
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The world's longest living Japanese people share a devotion to the happiness of being busy at some activity that holds meaning and purpose to them.
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November 12, 2018 - 9:45 pm
By David G. Allan, CNN (CNN) -- What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most? It's an attractive theory that finds its evidence in a community on the island of Okinawa that's nicknamed the Village of Longevity because its residents have the highest life expectancy in...
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In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 file photo, elementary school third graders run under a rainbow colored tarp during the 15th Annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, in Hutchinson, Kan.
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November 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines...
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