Health

Bubble gum-flavored children's Advil recalled
Advil
August 28, 2018 - 9:29 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) -- If you have children's Advil in your medicine cabinet, check the bottle. Pfizer, which makes the children's fever reducer and pain reliever, issued a voluntary recall of 4-ounce bottles of the bubble gum-flavored liquid. The recall was issued after customer complaints...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 28, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials say they'll proceed with plans to open safe injection sites for drug users, despite a warning from U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein mounted an argument against safe injection sites in his New York Times op-ed Tuesday,...
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String Theory Charter
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Mark Abrams
August 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Teachers and counselors at the String Theory School on Vine Street in Center City spent Tuesday in a seminar learning about mental health issues among young people and how to respond to them. Carissa Johnson, president of mental health advocacy group Project 375, is...
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heat wave
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Kim Glovas
August 28, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has declared a Code Red to protect homeless people. Due to extremely hot conditions, a Code Red is now in effect. During a Code Red, @PHLCityHomeless increases outreach to keep homeless Philadelphians safe. Call 215-232-1984 to request...
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In this July 20, 2014 file photo, guns are displayed for sale by an arms seller east of Colorado Springs, Colo.
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File
August 28, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A new study finds gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly. And the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities. The findings are from an analysis of global data from 1990 to 2016. Two-thirds of the gun...
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This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
OVO/Drake via AP
August 28, 2018 - 9:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake. Surgeons performed the transplant on 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital. The Canadian rapper visited Sofia there after...
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August 28, 2018 - 6:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. National Weather Servce has issued a heat advisory , in effect from noon Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday, for all of eastern Pennsylvania, central New Jersey and New Castle County, Delaware. For Tuesday, expect hazy sunshine, with dangerously hot and humid...
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Hypnosis
August 28, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Physicians and medical organizations are scrambling. They are doing all that they can to try to reduce the use of opioid medication. All sorts of non-opioid methods are...
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Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
August 27, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's National Immunization Week, and with flu season quickly approaching, it's not too early to consider getting your flu shot now. Albert Rizzo, senior medical adviser for the American Lung Association, said though viruses can be detected year-round, they are the...
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August 27, 2018 - 12:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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