Health

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel.
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May 24, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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Fear-related anxiety
May 24, 2018 - 4:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Stress is not always a bad thing, but sometimes it can can get out of control and lead to anxiety. This can take years from your life. Now a study has been designed to...
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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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