Health

The Beyond/Hello dispensary is located at 1206 Sansom St. It officially opens Jan. 24.
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John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open next week, but the public can find out more about the business Thursday at a free open house event. The dispensary, called Beyond/Hello , will be a place where cannabis products can be matched...
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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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The report by the Rudd Center, the Council on Black Health at Drexel University and Salud America! at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio analyzed the targeted advertising efforts of 32 restaurants and food and beverage companies.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
January 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- Click over to TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth and the commercials almost exclusively push fast food, sugary drinks, bad-for-you snacks and candy, a new report shows. Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82%...
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Ticks don't go dormant just because the calendar says it's winter.
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Molly Daly
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you think ticks aren't active in the winter, think again. "As long as it's above freezing, you can get a tick bite," said Penn State Insect Identification Lab Director Michael Skvarla. Skvarla says black-legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are the ones that...
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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
January 13, 2019 - 7:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood Gilliam granted a request for a preliminary...
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Christmas Berry Plant
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Lynne Adkins
January 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers are turning to Mother Nature to help in the battle against eye cancer. Patients with uveal melanoma, the most common eye cancer in adults, may one day be treated with a compound from a common shrub found in the garden. "It's a Christmas berry, so one...
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Dec 30, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field.
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Justin Udo
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This has been a pretty stressful season for Eagles fans, and last week's close win against the Chicago Bears left a lot of fans clutching their chests. But, there are some things you can do while watching the game to help de-stress. Believe it or not, there is a...
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Flu Season
Dreamstime
January 11, 2019 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind...
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Bud Light nutrition label
Bud Light via AP
January 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Beer drinkers can't claim blissful ignorance for much longer. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer's calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American birth rate is at an all-time low. A new study of U.S. birth rates indicates not enough babies are being born to replenish the population in the country. According to the report by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, 2,100 births per 1,000...
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