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August 18, 2019 - 9:04 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study has focused on the leading causes of concussions in children and young adults. They come courtesy of journal Brain Injury and with over 1...
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Suzanne Monaghan
August 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The internet is constantly changing, so for parents, it can seem like an overwhelming task to try to keep up with their child's online activity. But you don't need to know everything online, you just need to know what your kids do online, says Linsly Donnelly with...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:32 pm
By Michael Nedelman (CNN) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out its first TV ads focused on e-cigarette prevention. The effort is part of the FDA's "The Real Cost" youth e-cigarette prevention campaign, a $60 million initiative that launched last year through social media, digital content...
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May 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Domestic violence is far too common among adults, and women are often the victims. One of the best developments in the past decade has been raising...
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A study that came out Wednesday shows a troubling trend regarding suicide attempts among young people in the U.S. The study in the Journal of Pediatrics, which looked at children and young adults ages 10 to 24 from 2000 to 2018, finds the rate of attempted suicide by...
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year, awareness rose about the e-cigarette JUUL and its use among teens. Anti-tobacco groups have been working to educate young people about the health risks, but despite their efforts, more teens are using. Gustavo Torrez with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Matty Nev Luby holds her phone and logs into the lip-sync smartphone app Musical.ly, in Wethersfield, Conn.
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February 27, 2019 - 5:43 pm
(AP) — The operator of a video-sharing app popular with teenagers agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle federal allegations it illegally collected personal information from children. The Federal Trade Commission said the Wednesday penalty against lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, is...
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After multiple shootings in Southwest Philadelphia in recent weeks that involved teenagers, an emergency community meeting was held Thursday night to bring attention to the issue, including how to prevent youth gun violence in the future.
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February 21, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a violent few weeks in Southwest Philadelphia. Several teenagers were either killed or badly injured in shootings. So Philadelphia police and community leaders joined forces Thursday night to address the issue. "Basically we're having a meeting for a call...
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Charlie the electronics sniffing dog, posing with Delaware County District Attorney Kat Copeland.
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Jim Melwert
February 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Tuesday is Safer Internet Day, and the Delaware County District Attorney's Office is reminding parents how to help keep their kids safe online. They’re also showing off a dog that can sniff out electronics, which helps investigators nab internet predators...
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Suzanne Monaghan
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dating violence is more common than many people think. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a relationship. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In 2010...
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