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People Around The World Need To Reduce Salt Intake

According to a new study, if we did this, we could avoid 1.65 million deaths related to high blood pressure.

08/28/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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WHO Report: Antibiotic Resistance Has Spread Worldwide, Posing Major Public Health Risk

According to WHO’s first-ever global report on antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial resistance is no longer just a threat – it’s happening in every region of the world, and it could pose a major public health risk.

04/30/2014

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Customs Agents Seize 150 Lbs. of Plant-Drug Khat at PHL Airport

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has been busy intercepting packages at Philadelphia International Airport over the last week.

03/07/2014

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Put Down The Cookie: Study Shows Too Much Sugar Could Be Killing You

While scientists have previously shown high sugar intake ups a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the new study is the first to link sugar consumption to death.

02/11/2014

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Polio In Syria Presents Global Risk

As hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria are fleeing to Europe, the concern is they could bring polio with them.

11/13/2013

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Studying Electronic Nicotine Delivery

Without smoke, e-cigarettes are potentially safer than cigarettes and could help smokers quit but the studies are just starting.

02/14/2013

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Who Really Breastfeeds?

The World Health Organization recommends that women breastfeed for the first six months of life. But what do most women do?

06/12/2012

(Matt Damon stars in "Contagion," a thriller about a sudden global epidemic.)

Movie Review: ‘Contagion’

You may not be able to wash your hands of this movie for quite a while.

09/10/2011

Renee Foulk testifies about her experience with tanning beds in front of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Lawmakers Consider Age Restrictions For Pa. Tanning Salons

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering legislation that would make indoor tanning salons off-limits to young people.

06/02/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.1.11

Chris reviews Sarah Palin’s tour stop at the Liberty Bell, inspects the discrimination lawsuit filed by former waitresses at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and talks to Phillies Play-By-Play Announcer Scott Franzke about the series against the Nationals and Cliff Lee’s recent struggles.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/01/2011

Antibiotic Resistance

It is called antibiotic resistance. This is the way bacteria learn over time through mutation to be not killed by the medications we give to control them. The problem is getting worse as evidenced by MRSA.

12/21/2010

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