Health

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April 20, 2018 - 11:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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April 19, 2018 - 2:23 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...
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Doctor checking blood pressure of the patient
Dreamstime
April 18, 2018 - 5:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports Are Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- We know that breastfeeding is helpful for bonding with the infant and it also helps with building immunity. Now a new report finds that breastfeeding may...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- You can now have shoulder surgery and avoid taking opioids, which can lead to addiction. The FDA has recently approved the use of the drug Exparel for shoulder surgery, it's a nerve numbing agent that keeps patients pain free in the critical hours after surgery. Dr...
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Eye Chart
Female eye doctor near check table with letters, patient examination at hospital, stock footage
Ian Bush
April 14, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Artifical intelligence is providing new safeguards for diabetics to protect their eyes. It's called IDx-DR. No clinicians needed: artificial intelligence analyzes digital images of a patient's retinas to detect diabetic retinopathy. The condition is the most common...
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Ian Bush
April 13, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Supercharging the immune system to attack cancer: that's the goal of a new vaccine being developed by Penn Medicine, where researchers say it's already showing promise. The personalized treatment emerges when the patient's immune cells are exposed to their tumor...
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April 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Debra Goldschmidt ARIZONA (CNN) -- Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is to blame for a multi-state E. coli outbreak, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. "At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified," the...
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Prostate Cancer
April 12, 2018 - 11:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For men with prostate cancer, the emotional toll of the disease often can be greater than its physical impact. That's according to a new survey by Philadelphia-based Health Union. Among the top "daily frustrations" for the respondents: "sexual dysfunction, bladder...
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Strawberries
April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) -- Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. Every year since 2004, the group -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization -- ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular...
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April 07, 2018 - 12:25 am
By Susan Scutti ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) - A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids -- commonly known as fake weed or spice -- was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday after two deaths and dozens of patients appearing in ERs with...
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