Health

A report released on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 says nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so.
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December 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
There's no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts.
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Police Officer Marlin Goff shows some of the vaping products he has confiscated from students at a high school
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Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Congress is moving to pass the biggest new sales restrictions on tobacco products in more than a decade
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two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, U.S. health officials said 26 states have reported deaths, for a total of 52.
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Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 6:47 pm
The death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
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The Federal Communications Commission is setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Once it's implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help, similar to calling 911 for emergencies or 311 for city services.
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Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Clara Massons holds her two years old son Jaume at her home in Barcelona, Spain. Outdated medical practices related to childbirth that continue to be used despite evidence they cause harm have come under increasing scrutiny in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 1:06 am
BARCELONA (AP) — When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next few hours, the midwife and a doctor took turns pressing down during contractions, using an old, now...
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The risk of someone getting tuberculosis from an infected student at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is very small, according to an official at the Allegheny County Health Department.
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Joe DeStio
December 11, 2019 - 2:03 pm
The risk of someone getting tuberculosis from an infected student at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 is very small, according to an official at the Allegheny County Health Department.
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Jennifer Bloodworth
December 11, 2019 - 7:03 am
A case of tuberculosis has been confirmed in a student at Arsenal 6 thru 8 in Lawrenceville.
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Rachel Kalas
December 10, 2019 - 8:25 pm
The Allegheny County Health Department confirmed that a student at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 has active tuberculosis.
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Shelby Cassesse
December 10, 2019 - 12:29 pm
The state health department provided and update on flu numbers this season.
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Andrew Limberg
December 09, 2019 - 4:25 pm
One local restaurant is closed and a consumer alert has been issued for another.
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