Health

Autism
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Lynne Adkins
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers at a North Jersey center will be looking for new ways to tackle a growing problem. Autism rates in New Jersey are significantly higher than the national average, says Dr. Elizabeth Torres, principal investigator of the New Jersey Autism Center of...
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McDonald's is on a mission to eliminate artificial ingredients from its menu. Even the Big Mac Special Sauce is getting a makeover.
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September 28, 2018 - 10:40 am
By Jordan Valinsky (CNN Money) -- McDonald's is on a mission to eliminate artificial ingredients from its menu. Even the Big Mac Special Sauce is getting a makeover. The fast-food company, which hopes to attract more health-conscious consumers to its drive-thrus and counters, announced changes to...
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Osteoporosis
September 28, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Osteoporosis, or weak bones, affects about 10 million Americans. Another way of looking at this is that up to half of women are at risk for an osteoporosis-related...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Hadas Kuznits
September 27, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Liz Spikol, a Philadelphia-based journalist and sexual assault survivor, the ongoing conversation around sexual assault feels incredibly personal to her. "Just to have the whole culture arguing, it feels like they're arguing about me," she admitted. In the era of...
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magnetic insoles
September 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- You have probably seen the advertisements. They are all over the internet and social media. Magnetic insoles that are being marketed as a way to help with foot pain...
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September 26, 2018 - 9:51 pm
By Susan Scutti (CNN) -- An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades -- since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total...
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Corporation For Aging regional conference
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Hadas Kuznits
September 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The most pressing issues faced by Philadelphia's elderly population are being discussed in a three-day conference, which began Wednesday morning at the Philadelphia Corporation For Aging. More than 500 participants are expected at the regional conference that offers...
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Tanning Bed
September 26, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the summer sun fades there are many who are trying to maintain that summer tan. As you know, my hope is that people use sunblock and renounce the concept of the so-...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Kim Glovas
September 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, they highlight the impact the #MeToo movement has...
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This July 11, 2018, file photo shows yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La.
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September 25, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S. government has rules about what can be called "yogurt," and the dairy industry says it's not clear what the...
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