Public Health

Public Health

Past anti-drug campaigns – like 'Just Say No' – show little success

Trump Opioids

Public Health

In Philly, he wages war on a never-ending tide of rats

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Addiction

Cities cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

Methadone Mile

Public Health

Philly's lingering summer weather could mean higher crime rates, research suggests

Heat

Wellness

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

Hand Sanitizer

Odd News

'Welcome our new insect overlords': Flying ants spotted in swarms across Philadelphia

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Public Health

Tainted water has cost South Jersey town at least $5.5M over two years

Moorestown water

Public Health

Longport residents: Rabbit poop is dangerous and making our lives miserable

Rabbits

Public Health

State judge halts beach dunes project in Margate

Public Health

Back to court: Margate wants judge to reconsider botched beach dunes plan

Public Health

Ooops! Army Corps drains one Margate beach swamp, creates another

Dune ponding

Beaches

Margate official: Dune-building work creating 'cesspools' on beach

Dune ponding

Weather

Friday: Another day of summer swelter – and excessive heat warnings

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Allergies

Menacing tick with risk of human meat allergy observed in Pennsylvania

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Utilities

Pa. utility commissioner: Climate change may require subsidized cooling

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Health Studies

Involuntary paralysis prevents many rape victims from resisting, study finds

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Public Health

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

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Leisure

Wildwoods weighing smoking ban, big fines at Jersey Shore

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Opioids

Public restrooms become ground zero in the opioid epidemic

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Firefighters

Drexel researchers: Data management can save fire departments money on injuries

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Public Health

Philly violence rises with density of alcohol merchants, study finds

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LGBTQ

$1.5M award will ease LGBTQ center's move to bigger home off South Broad

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Vaccinations

Regulators: Pediatrician concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

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Public Health

Penn study: 1 in 9 who enter ER with violent injuries return within two years

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Utilities

Does your Philly tap water smell like moldy lemons?

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Water Quality

Rowan University tells students 'Do Not Drink' water from campus faucets

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Addiction

Author: Things I wish I’d known before my daughter became addicted to heroin

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Soda Tax

Study: Sugary drink consumption dropped after soda tax – by a lot

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Health

Philadelphia taking fentanyl fight to the streets

Public Health

Community Health Explorer tool visualizes Philly by neighborhood

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Public Health

'Crypto' parasite fears prompt closure of Montgomery County pool

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Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania issues progress report on Medical Marijuana Program

Medical Marijuana

Public Health

Mini-Jaws target South Jersey mosquitoes

Fathead minnow

Jellyfish

Tiny clinging — and stinging — organism invades Jersey coast

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Soda Tax

Food Trust statement on soda tax advocates more water fountains at Philly schools

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Opinion

No more harm: Gun violence is a public health crisis

Public Health

Melanoma surge in New Jersey likely tied to beach exposure

Public Health

NARCAN will soon be available at all ACME Markets in Pennsylvania

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Soda

Harvard study: Philly's soda tax would save $197 million in health-care costs

City Council

Philly residents urged to speak out on heroin, opioid crisis

Drunk Driving

Penn study finds one way to reduce drunk-driving deaths by 15 percent

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Research

Drexel researchers selected to lead Delaware River Watershed projects

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Drugs

Pa. drug monitoring program goes after 'doctor shopping'

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Zika Virus

Study: Most Americans support release of genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika

Food

Worldwide decrease in meat-eating would save billions in healthcare costs and fight global warming, study says

Vegetarian

Zika Virus

Rowan University researchers say Zika virus not a local problem – yet