Health

Protester Melissa Houtte holds her sign while Sen. Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz address the media after being denied access to visit the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on June 19, 2018 in Homestead, Fla.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 20, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With all the news surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policies, how do you explain to your children deportation and family separation? Therapist Shadeen Francis with Council for Relationships said when speaking to children, it's important to be honest...
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Cancer risk rises with each drink, but the link between mortality and alcohol is more J-shaped, a new study finds.
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June 19, 2018 - 9:13 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking? A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of...
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In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
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June 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S. adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
June 18, 2018 - 8:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Too many children suffer from peanut allergies, but there's actually a list of the top foods likely to cause life-threatening problems. "The most common are the top eight, which we talk about a lot," said Megan Lewis, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Allergy...
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Ed Rendell
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Mike DeNardo
June 18, 2018 - 11:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a press conference Monday at Pennsylvania Hospital, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease. Rendell says he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three and a half years ago after he began...
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Doctor John Russell, Abington-Jefferson Health's family medicine residency director
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2018 - 7:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With temperatures soaring Monday, conditions could be dangerous if you're not careful, says Dr. John Russell, Abington-Jefferson Health's family medicine residency director. "Certainly, people can have the spectrum from anywhere from heat cramps to heat exhaustion to...
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NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening.
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June 18, 2018 - 7:15 am
By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months...
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In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, a man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File
June 18, 2018 - 7:05 am
By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition — a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international...
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pre exposure prophylaxis
Lynne Adkins
June 18, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that an HIV/AIDS diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. And according to the latest numbers, nearly 37 million people are living with the virus. Aviva Joffe, program director of Einstein Healthcare's Immunodeficiency Center, says there's a way...
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Managing Diabetes
June 18, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of this condition, and we can avoid many of the long-term complications...
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