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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.