Health

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Joe DeStio
July 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
A first-of-its-kind space is now open at Pittsburgh International Airport for travelers with autism and other sensory needs.
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pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass.
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July 23, 2019 - 9:15 pm
Two veteran senators — a Republican and a Democrat — unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients
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Medical Marijuana
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July 19, 2019 - 10:53 am
Starting on Saturday, July 20th, adults with anxiety will qualify for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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July 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
The Allegheny County Health Department is advising people in Coraopolis to be aware of a “strange-acting feral cat”.
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Pittsburgh Public Safety and city medical personnel are gearing up to beat the heat, and help residents beat it too.
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Joe DeStio
July 18, 2019 - 2:03 pm
“We have not had a heat event like this for several years,” according to Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.
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Joe DeStio
July 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
What officials are calling a state of the art soccer training and sports medicine facility will be built on 78 acres in Coraopolis. Highmark, Allegheny Health Network, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds unveiled plans for the $16 million complex.
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This July 13, 2019 photo provided by Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech shows male Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in a container at the company's lab in Guangzhou, China, prepared for release. Researchers zapped the insects with a small dose of radiation and infected them with a virus-fighting bacterium called Wolbachia. Males and female mosquitoes with different types of Wolbachia won’t have young that survive. So researchers intentionally infect males with a strain not found in the area and then release the insects. (Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. But it's not clear whether this will be practical for larger areas or how expensive it'll be. In the experiment, researchers targeted Asian tiger mosquitoes, invasive...
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Prescription Pills
July 17, 2019 - 11:46 am
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.
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July 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
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A new state law takes effect Monday that gives some legal protection to anyone who rescues a child from inside a hot vehicle.
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Joe DeStio
July 15, 2019 - 11:01 am
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – A new state law takes effect Monday that gives some legal protection to anyone who rescues a child from inside a hot vehicle. Fifty-one children nationwide died last year from pediatric vehicular heatstroke, according to AAA East Central. “Sunshine streaming...
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