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An alert has gone out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians to be looking for symptoms of a rare but serious disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM.
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Joe DeStio
July 10, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – An alert has gone out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for physicians to be looking for symptoms of a rare but serious disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM. It most commonly affects children. Symptoms may start with a cough or fever and...
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July 10, 2019 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Alexa will see you now. Britain's health care service is teaming up with Amazon's digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service's official website. The British government said Wednesday that the system can help senior citizens, blind people and...
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July 09, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Pennsylvania US Senator Bob Casey is among those defending the Affordable Care Act as a three judge panel in New Orleans decides if the law as it stands in Constitutional.
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Jay-Z performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Jay-Z is heading into the marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist for a cannabis product company. He said in a statement Tuesday, July 9, 2019, that he entered a multi-year deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy for the brand. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of...
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July 09, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Lying inside a scanner, the patient watched as pictures appeared one by one: A bicycle. A cupcake. Heroin. Outside, researchers tracked her brain's reactions to the surprise sight of the drug she'd fought to kick.
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
July 09, 2019 - 10:19 am
The fight against the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania is getting a ten million dollar boost from a charity funded by Michael Bloomberg.
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July 09, 2019 - 9:37 am
Dog treats could be to blame for 45 cases of multidrug-resistant salmonella nationwide, including two in Pennsylvania.
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FILE - In this April 20, 2016, file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed in Seattle. Legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults may have led to a slight decline in teen use. That’s according to research published Monday, July 8, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 08, 2019 - 9:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot. One reason may be that it's harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries than from dealers, said lead author Mark...
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Joe DeStio/KDKA Radio
July 02, 2019 - 5:06 pm
The number of confirmed MRSA cases at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital remains six babies and six staff members.
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This Feb. 22, 208 photo provided by Orange County Public Schools shows a coffee stand at Cypres Creek High School in Orlando, Fla. Orange County schools did not receive dairy industry grants for the coffee bars, but the local dairy council provided chalkboard-style signs and menus. (Orange County Public Schools via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It's one small way the dairy industry is fighting to slow the persistent decline in U.S. milk consumption as eating habits change and...
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