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Study: Ongoing Symptoms Of Depression And A Person’s Risk Of Stroke Are Linked

What scientists found is that “persistently high depressive symptoms were associated with increased stroke risk,” even in those whose symptoms had abated between interviews.

5 hours ago

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Study Claims Coffee Could Improve A Man’s Sex Life

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) found that men who consume caffeine on a daily basis had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction.

6 hours ago

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Health: 2 Local Doctors Want FDA To Do More To Make Sure Medical Devices Are Safe

Is the FDA doing enough to protect patients from potentially dangerous medical devices? Two Philadelphia area doctors say no. They’re fighting to prevent more tragedies, while living through their own.

16 hours ago

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Study: Baby’s Gender Could Affect Mother’s Risk Of Developing Diabetes

The Mt. Sinai researchers say they studied just over 1,000 pregnant women at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

05/20/2015

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Health: Is A Popular Hairstyle Leading To Baldness?

A ponytail might offer casual style and relief from the heat, but it turns out the popular hairstyle could also cause hair loss and even balding.

05/19/2015

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Study: Those Who Don’t Work 9-5 Shift Are Prone To Health Issues

The research looked at more than 1,500 workers and found nearly half of all shift workers are overweight, have sleep problems and are more likely to develop issues like diabetes.

05/18/2015

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Health: What’s Causing This Year’s Bad Allergy Season?

An explosion of pollen is making people miserable. This is an especially bad allergy season. Many people are going to emergency rooms, and the Philadelphia Health Department has issued an advisory. CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on why it’s so bad, and tells you the simple things you do can right now to breathe easier.

05/11/2015

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Health: New Recommendations For Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough

Since infants are too young to get vaccinated, researchers are recommending all pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine.

05/11/2015

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Health: New Technology Helps Doctors Uncover Breast Cancer That Can Be Difficult To Detect

Women with dense breasts, and there are millions, have an increased risk of cancer because detection can be difficult.

05/04/2015

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Health: Local Man Taking On Blue Cross Broad Street Run With Doctor He Credits With Saving His Life

Forty thousand runners are expected for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 3rd. In the crowd with be a cancer survivor and his doctor who have a special bond.

05/01/2015

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Study: Binge Drinking In Your Youth Could Lead To Brain Issues Later

The study was done on rats and focused on the brain’s hippocampus, which is associated with learning and memory.

04/29/2015

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Doctor Offers Tips For Parents Dealing With Picky Eaters

Getting toddlers to eat healthy foods can make you crazy, but there are tips that may help.

04/26/2015

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Some Mucinex Products Recalled Over Labeling Concerns

Pharmaceutical company RB says only Mucinex Fast-Max Liquid products are part of the voluntary recall.

04/24/2015

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Study Shows No Link Between Autism And Vaccines

Scientists found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk – even if the child’s siblings have autism.

04/22/2015

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Study: Coffee Can Inhibit Growth Of Cancerous Tumors

The research also found patients on Tamoxifen had a lower risk of recurrence if they drank at least two cups of coffee a day.

04/22/2015

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