Health

FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, Philippine Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III displays a graph showing the decline of the measles outbreak in the country during a press conference during World Immunization Week 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' Department of Health has declared the country's massive outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic on Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019. An announcement from the agency says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration in order to improve responses to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a special Quick Response Fund. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 06, 2019 - 7:28 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. The agency said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on...
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Workout center
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August 03, 2019 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS880) — The planning started seven years ago, and today the healthy living center at the YMCA in Huntington has opened. The brand new center is meant for people of all ages, says the Y’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eileen Knauer. “We’ve designed this space to be...
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Hospital
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August 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
The law in New Jersey now allows for terminally ill patients to decide when it’s time to die.
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E-cigarette Juul
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July 31, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Connecticut has launched an investigation into claims made by e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs that its devices help people quit smoking.
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July 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA ( KYW Newsradio ) — Having trouble falling asleep? Showering at the right time and temperature can help. A nice warm shower or bath about an hour or two before bed will help your body temperature regulate to the ideal range for sleep, according to Dr. Rich Friedenheim, the medical...
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Mosquito
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July 24, 2019 - 4:09 pm
Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been detected in New York City for the first time this season, according to the Health Department.
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Algae
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July 19, 2019 - 6:58 pm
New Jersey environmental officials on Friday issued swimming bans at six lakes because of a dangerous algae bloom.
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Martin Shkreli
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July 18, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year for his conviction on...
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Lynne Adkins
July 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
( KYW Newsradio ) — Doctors and patients are using technology in the treatment of mental health issues. With an app on your phone or a computer program, patients can keep up with the work needed to handle depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Vergare, chairman of psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson...
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Measles vaccine
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July 12, 2019 - 6:47 pm
A judge in New York has refused to block a state law repealing a religious exemption to vaccine mandates.
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