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Researchers Develop Experimental Gene Therapy Treatment For 'Bubble Boy' DiseasePatients can't go outside or be touched and live in isolation.
'Everyone Has Something': Nine-Year-Old Author Spreads Words Of Encouragement At St. Christopher's HospitalAbby Ferraro had words of encouragement for sick children from someone who knows what they’re going through.
Concern Growing Over Measles Possibly Spreading With Spring Break Travels, Religious Holidays This WeekendIf you're over the age of 30, it might be hard to know if you have been adequately vaccinated against the measles.
Mayor Kenney Puts Brakes On Proposed Safe-Injection Site In KensingtonPhiladelphia has the highest opioid death rate of any large U.S. city, with more than 1,000 deaths per year.
Health Department Issues Warning About Dangers Of Indoor TanningIn Pennsylvania, indoor tanning is illegal for minors ages 16 and younger.
Diabetics Waiting For Relief As Insulin Prices Nearly Double Over 5-Year Span
Regularly Exercising Can Help Control Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease, Researchers SayThe number of people being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has been increasing and it’s not known exactly why.
New Research Claims Runners Live Longer Than Non-Running PeersDoctors claim new research proves that running leads to living longer.
Bill Aims To Protect Consumers From Potentially Dangerous Chemicals Found In Health, Beauty ProductsIn the European Union, some 1,500 chemicals are banned or tightly regulated. In the U.S., just 11 chemicals are banned.
12-Year-Old Girl Critical After Passing Out At Philadelphia Charter School For Arts And Sciences, Police SayA 12-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after passing out inside a classroom, police say.
Researchers Developing Drug To Treat Menopause, Prevent DementiaNext, they hope to partner with a pharmaceutical company on clinical trials.
'Obviously I'm Concerned': Measles Outbreak Continues To Grow In U.S. The measles outbreak continues to grow with more states reporting cases on the highly contagious disease.