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Doctors Seeing More Cases Of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease In Kids This Summer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In the Old West, an outbreak of Hoof and Mouth Disease struck fear into the hearts of cattle drivers. The viral infection could cause cows to go lame or worse. Not to [...]

07/10/2014

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Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. The CDC says “over-indulging” in alcohol leads to about 88,000 deaths every [...]

06/30/2014

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Eye Vitamins Are The Newest Health Trend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From daily multivitamins to those specifically for heart health, bone health, skin health, and now eye health — vitamins have quickly become a multi-billion dollar business. But do eye vitamins or supplements actually [...]

06/26/2014

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Divorce Can Be Weighty Matter For Kids

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When parents get divorced, kids can have a number of struggles. One of them can be weight gain. “Parents are under stress, there’s only one parent to take care of all of [...]

06/09/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin. As May is Melanoma [...]

05/19/2014

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Families Threaten Sit-In At Governor’s Office Over Medical Marijuana

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania parents with children afflicted with seizures are feeling increasingly desperate. “We will do what we have to do to save our children’s lives,” Heather Shuker of Valencia told KDKA political editor [...]

04/30/2014

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time. Even though we now have these life-saving medicines, infection-causing bacteria can sometimes still outwit these drugs, putting ourselves and our children [...]

04/30/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes. “The volume of calls is definitely increasing,” says Pittsburgh Poison Control Center Director Dr. Michael Lynch. To use e-cigarettes, you would pour [...]

04/04/2014

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FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Could a headband be a fix for migraines? The Food and Drug Administration is convinced by Belgian studies that this could be helpful to those who suffer from this common type of [...]

03/13/2014

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Study: C-Section Babies More Likely To Have Adult Weight Issues

Abby Parkes needed a caesarean section to deliver her son, Lucas.

It was a decision she did not take lightly.

“It was for health reasons, really. If I had a choice, I would have had a natural birth,” she says.

03/03/2014

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