Health

People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Associated Press
January 21, 2020 - 2:29 pm
A U .S. citizen who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak and stringent monitoring around the world.
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Sarafino's in Crafton
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Andrew Limberg
January 21, 2020 - 11:41 am
The Allegheny County Health Department has lifted a consumer alert for a local restaurant.
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Andrew Limberg
January 21, 2020 - 10:15 am
A consumer alert has been issued for a grocery store in Carrick after inspectors allegedly found a roach infestation.
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Andrew Limberg
January 15, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Two more people have died locally as a result of the flu.
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and former top employees of the pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
January 12, 2020 - 3:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who...
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This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020. The Trump administration says people will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, Dec. 18. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP)
Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on “Obamacare” sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable Care Act. The 10-year-old law has proved more...
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Andrew Limberg
January 08, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Allegheny County has seen the season’s first death related to the flu.
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Child hand holds a spoon eating cheese soup
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Jennifer Bloodworth
January 03, 2020 - 3:17 pm
Undeclared allergens have prompted a recall of ready-to-eat soup for children.
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Andrew Limberg
January 03, 2020 - 11:44 am
The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed the first case of rabies in 2020.
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration...
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