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Distracted teen driver
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Suzanne Monaghan
January 26, 2020 - 11:33 am
Sixteen- to 19-year-old drivers are nearly three times more likely than older drivers to be in a deadly crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There are dozens of apps designed to help teens develop safe driving practices by avoiding the temptation of distractions. However, they are...
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Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.
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AP News
January 26, 2020 - 11:20 am
The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all of whom traveled to the city that is the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Read more here.
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Citizens wear face masks; a number of pneumonia-like coronavrius cases has reportedly exceeded 400 due to its mutation and airborne nature.
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Mike Dougherty
January 22, 2020 - 8:28 am
The first confirmed case of a newly discovered virus has been reported in the United States. A man in his 30s is being treated in isolation in suburban Seattle. Health officials say the risk to Americans is low, but KYW Medical Editor Dr. Brian McDonough says the CDC is taking the virus very...
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea
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Tim Jimenez
November 14, 2019 - 8:31 am
U.S. health officials say antibiotic-resistent infections are more deadly than first thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a new report, say these bacteria and fungi have killed nearly twice as many people as first reported, and they're keeping track of a couple of new so-...
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Man smokes an e-cigarette
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Justin Udo
October 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
The recent spike in illnesses and deaths related to vaping has led The Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning to smokers to stop using vaping products that contain THC. KYW Newsradio talked to some local THC vapers about their thoughts on the warning.
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An in vitro fertilization embryologist works on a petri dish at a fertility clinic in London.
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AP News
October 03, 2019 - 11:05 am
Twin births steadily increased for more than three decades, driven largely by older white moms undergoing fertility treatments. But the rate of twin births apparently peaked in 2014 and has fallen 4% since.
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Mike Dougherty
October 02, 2019 - 8:44 am
New Jersey health officials say the state has had its first death tied to vaping, and some lawmakers there are calling for a ban. The idea isn't exactly popular among South Jersey residents, even those who don't vape.
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Jim Melwert
September 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Pennsylvania is getting a $5 million grant to study health effects of chemical used in firefighting foam at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station that contaminated water supply.
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A salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm
More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
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August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on  May 21, 2019.
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 10:02 am
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures. Read more here.
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