Health

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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Dreamstime
June 17, 2018 - 9:26 pm
By Rory Smith (CNN) -- The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds. Between 2010 and 2016, infections with HPV 16 and 18 fell 86 percent among women ages 16 to 21...
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Asplundh Cancer Pavilion
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Lynne Adkins
June 16, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Montgomery County hospital will soon cut the ribbon on a new center for patients fighting cancer. It's taken three years of planning and building for the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion to open its doors in Willow Grove. Meg McGoldrick, President of Abington-Jefferson...
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Dreamstime
June 16, 2018 - 7:59 pm
By Faith Karimi (CNN) -- From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. Here are the foods to stay away from: Kellogg's cereal Federal health officials want you to...
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Vegetable Tray Recall
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June 16, 2018 - 1:59 pm
CORAL GABLES, FL. (KYW Newsradio) -- Del Monte is recalling freshcut vegetable trays over concerns they may be linked to a parasite that has sickened dozens of people in several states. The Food and Drug Administration say it's is investigating at least 78 cases of cyclospora illnesses linked to...
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NIH Alcohol Study
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June 15, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health used money from the alcohol...
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Salmonella Bacteria
CDC
June 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt (CNN) - - Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
June 15, 2018 - 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A salmonella outbreak has sickened several dozen people across the country, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes the source is a popular cereal. Pennsylvania is one of the states with the most victims, which the CDC said came from 15.3-ounce and...
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Medical Drone
June 14, 2018 - 1:16 pm
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Federal Aviation Administration relaxed its rules on commercial use of drones in May of this year and it may be a big step for those who work in emergency medicine...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 14, 2018 - 7:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced a bill already passed by the House that would prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome, but it is not clear when or if it will come up for a vote in the full Senate. Currently in the state, abortion is...
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