Health

elder care
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October 15, 2018 - 10:07 am
By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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Electronic cigarettes is gaining popularity among teenagers.
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October 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Food and Drug Administration is quite concerned about a survey which has shown a dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by teens. The major concern is...
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October 14, 2018 - 10:29 pm
By Richard Quest (CNN) -- My watch tells me it's 7.30 p.m. My body believes it's the middle of the night. My brain doesn't care -- it's just frazzled from tiredness and travel . I've flown overnight from New York to Frankfurt, a time change gaining six hours. I then flew onto Singapore and Hong...
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Tim Jimenez
October 14, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A large crowd took to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps for the 16th Annual Kidney Walk Sunday morning. The National Kidney Foundation says 30 million Americans currently live with the disease. Michele Toy, executive director of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the...
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Lynne Adkins
October 13, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Parents locally and around the country are becoming more alarmed about a serious, but rare medical condition that leaves young children with paralysis. AFM, acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system; it's seen mainly in young children and causes muscle...
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Dietary Supplements
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October 12, 2018 - 9:58 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements,...
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Child Vaccinations
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October 12, 2018 - 7:43 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- The percentage of young kids in the US who received no vaccine doses has continued to rise, as have vaccine exemption rates, according to two reports published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While coverage for a number of vaccines "...
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vegetarian diet
October 12, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It is estimated that one in 200 children are vegetarians. That is about 300,000 children. By the teen years the number jumps 500 percent. Most adults choose to become...
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hand santizer
October 11, 2018 - 11:07 pm
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) -- Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned...
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Child Birth
October 11, 2018 - 7:41 pm
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- No matter where a family lives, welcoming a baby into the world can be a joyous occasion -- yet how a woman experiences birth varies drastically from country to country. The number of births by cesarean section is on the rise, climbing from about 16 million (12.1...
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