Health

Tony Romeo
May 23, 2018 - 1:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- State officials are studying the implications of a temporary injunction issued by a judge in a case seeking to halt Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program. In a case brought by numerous parties on the business side, a Commonwealth Court judge agreed...
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US Embassy Beijing
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May 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm
By Steven Jiang, Ben Westcott and Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an incident involving a US government employee stationed in China who reported "abnormal sensations of sound and pressure" suggesting a mild brain injury has medical indications that...
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House to vote on 'right-to-try' bill
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May 23, 2018 - 10:18 am
By Michael Nedelman and Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The...
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Family Health
May 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you want to improve your health, numerous studies have shown it is better to be married, especially if you are a male. But the health benefits of family life don’t...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
May 22, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Emphysema patients may find surgery to remove damaged lung tissue makes breathing easier, but it can also be invasive and risky. But a new procedure could offer patients a less-invasive option to improve their quality of life. Gerard Criner, chair of the Department of...
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Alzheimer's Disease
May 22, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Alzheimer's disease affects more than five million people in the United States, and many believe that detecting Alzheimer’s disease early could help delay symptoms...
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Dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 7:35 am
By Mark Lieber (CNN) - - Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60 percent in U.S. children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to U.S. poison...
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Women Dieting
May 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With so much concern over hormones, there has been a great deal of controversy about treatments for menopause, and many people are concerned about ways to reduce some...
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Depression
Lynne Adkins
May 19, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Major depression is on the rise and costing the health care system money and resources. Nine-million Americans suffer major depression according to a new study from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Dr. Ginny Calega, vice president for Medical Management and Policy at...
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President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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May 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior...
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