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April 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity...
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Ian Bush
April 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn researchers have found a way to freeze out some of the painful side effects of chemo. A new study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has found that cancer patients who experienced oral cryotherapy — essentially, keeping ice chips in the...
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April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to the 2019 report from the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, the...
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Lynne Adkins
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer, but another risk factor is rising to the same dangerous level. Obesity causes cancer and it ranks right up there with cigarette smoking, according to Dr. Anthony Perre, chief of outpatient medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Breast cancer affects one out eight women in the United States. According to a new study of over 200,000 women published in the International Journal of...
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The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning.
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Andrew Kramer
March 31, 2019 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The streets of Philadelphia were jampacked with thousands of runners who laced up to help fight cancer Sunday morning. Over 10,000 people participated in this year's Love Run, including the brother and sister combo of Jim and Jen Barnes, wearing their matching running...
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U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.
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March 24, 2019 - 8:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and...
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March 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When should you be screened for colon cancer? According to the United States Preventative Services Task Force, colorectal cancer screenings should start at...
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Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco.
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March 19, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in...
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Phil Ricciardi poses with Alex Trebek on the set of "Jeopardy!"
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March 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alex Trebek is back at work on the set of "Jeopardy!" about a week after sharing his stage-four pancreatic cancer diagnosis. His announcement hit former contestants hard, including a "Jeopardy" champion from Montgomery County. When the long-time "Jeopardy!" host told...
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