Health

Aimovig Migraine Medicine
(Amgen Inc. via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. It's the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other...
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teen depression
Suzanne Monaghan
May 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or self-harm has doubled since 2008. The increases were highest among teens ages 15 to 17, but 12 to 14-year-olds made up more than a...
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Dreamstime
John McDevitt
May 17, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Having a good bedside manner is not only a good practice for physicians with human patients. Veterinarians, too, must show compassion for their four-legged subjects as well as their humans counterparts. The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine...
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WES Health System and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women held a free mental health screening in Northwest Philadelphia on the corner of Windrim Avenue and Broad Street.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 15, 2018 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mental health care took center stage in an unlikely setting Tuesday. In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, WES Health System and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women held a free mental health screening in Northwest Philadelphia on the corner of Windrim...
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Doctor helps patient get a mammogram
Dreamstime
Shara Dae Howard
May 14, 2018 - 6:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Being healthy isn't just about physical activity, healthy diets or following general safety guidelines. Being healthy is about staying healthy — and building a relationship with your doctor as preventative care. Prevention can make the difference between life and...
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A Milky-Way candy bar is deep-fried in oil free of trans fats at a food booth at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis in 2007. On May 14, 2018, WHO called on all nations to eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the next five years.
AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File
May 14, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it's aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic...
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Huey Lewis
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Lynne Adkins
May 13, 2018 - 2:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Another long-time musician is having hearing issues. The latest is Huey Lewis, who's cancelled all concerts for the rest of the year as a result. Vertigo, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss are all symptoms of Meniere's disease, according to Dr. Douglas Nadel, an...
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Egg Recall / Salmonella Outbreak
May 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said. The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month. The outbreak is...
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Dr. Albert Rohr is the chief of allergy at Main Line Health.
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Tim Jimenez
May 10, 2018 - 7:39 am
BRYN MAWR (KYW Newsradio) -- Spring is in the air and so is the pollen, leaving a lot of allergy sufferers looking for relief. If it feels like your spring allergies are hitting you harder and a little later this time of year, Dr. Albert Rohr, chief of allergy with Main Line Health, says that’s...
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Lynne Adkins
May 07, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fall-related injuries can be devastating financially and physically. Those falls, too, will cost Medicare and Medicaid billions of dollars over the next few years, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are ways to stay...
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