January 17, 2020
About 29% of New Jersey adults are physically inactive, placing them at greater risk for a multitude of adverse health conditions. Pennsylvania did not fare much better, according to the CDC, which mapped physical inactivity across the United States.
January 15, 2020
Many of the victims who suffered vaping-related lung injuries used THC products they obtained through informal sources, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been more than 2,600 EVALI cases since the outbreak began during the 2019 summer.
January 9, 2020
Penn uterus transplant story
January 3, 2020
U-Haul International is adopting a policy to stop hiring people who smoke cigarettes or use other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, as part of an attempt to promote a healthier corporate culture. The policy will affect job applicants in 21 states, including Pennsylvania and Delaware.
January 2, 2020
A vaccine that both prevents and treats Alzheimer's disease could be ready for human trials in as little as 18 months, according to scientists.
January 2, 2020
Scientists believe they have found a way to bolster the tuberculosis vaccine by simply changing the dose and the way it is administered.
December 23, 2019
A lot has happened in the last 10 years – and advancements in health care are no exception. Here's a look back at the defining achievements and trends of the 2010s.
December 20, 2019
Some 1,600 migrants who have settled at the Matamoros refugee camp on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is a byproduct of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols, which sends asylum seekers back to Mexico until their cases are resolved.
December 16, 2019
Eating two large apples each day lowers LDL cholesterol, which could help reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
December 13, 2019
David Fajgenbaum, 34, recounts his battle against Castleman disease in his new memoir, "Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race To Turn Hope Into Action." Fajgenbuam wrote the book partly in hopes of boosting awareness of Castleman disease, which has not gained the notoriety of other rare diseases despite its deadly nature.