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Children's Health

Infants may have higher risk of coronavirus complications than older children, studies show

Infants may have higher risk of COVID-19 complications than older children

Volunteering

Volunteering in impoverished areas does not build caregiver empathy, Jefferson study finds

Past experience with poverty is not enough to build caregiver empathy

Adult Health

Air pollution increases the chance of going blind, study finds

High pollution levels in cities linked to rise in glaucoma

Adult Health

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway – but it can boost your problem-solving skills

Caffeine won't turn you into Hemingway -- but it can boost problem-solving

Mental Health

Transcendental meditation soothes anxiety by changing connections in the brain

Meditation anxiety stress

Addiction

More stringent regulations are reducing tobacco retailers in Philly, study finds

Tobacco retailers Philly

Parenting

To help infants avoid asthma, go easy on the cleaning – at least for a bit

Chemicals in cleaning products could trigger asthma

Women's Health

Struggling to eliminate the sweets? Try getting some more sleep

Poor sleep leads to overeating

Senior Health

Golfing may help older adults live longer, study finds

Golfers

Wellness

The 'secondhand smoke' you're breathing may have come from another state

Air Pollution Secondhand Smoke

Women's Health

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in the U.S. within 20 years, Harvard researchers say

Cervical cancer elimination

Mental Health

More teens are coming out as LGBTQ, but suicide attempts remain high

LGBTQ Teens Attempted Suicide

Adult Health

The sound your alarm uses to wake you up affects how groggy you feel, study says

Alarm tone increase energy

Men's Health

For advanced prostate cancer patients, statins offer hope of a longer life

Statins reduce mortality in prostate cancer patients

Senior Health

Brokenhearted over the death of a loved one? These heart medications could save your life, scientists say

Grief Broken Heart Health

Women's Health

Virtual reality offers women a new pain relief option during childbirth

VR in childbirth

Litter

Philadelphia spends $48 million annually trying to stop, clean up litter, reports says

Philadelphia Littering

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Attend the 2020 Young Investigator Draft at Lincoln Financial Field

Limited - Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft

Parenting

Here's how long your baby should be sleeping at night – and when to become alarmed

Baby sleep patterns normal

Women's Health

Some women who have C-sections are at higher risk for postpartum depression, researchers say

Postpartum depression after cesarean delivery

Prevention

IBS sufferers may find relief from symptoms by taking algae supplement, new study says

Algae gut health IBS

Adult Health

Here's why stress turns your hair gray

Stress Gray Hair

Addiction

Quit smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery, WHO advises

Quit smoking before surgery

Women's Health

New medication may be an alternative to surgery for some women with fibroids

Heavy Bleeding Menstrual Pad

Spotted lanternfly

Report: Spotted lanterfly infestation costs Pennsylvania $50 million a year

Spotted lanternfly costs Pennsylvania

Health News

Since the Industrial Revolution, 'normal' body temperature has changed

Average Body Temp Decreases

Fitness

New Jersey adults among the least physically active in the U.S., CDC finds

New Jersey Physical Activity CDC

Illness

Philly's STD rate ranks among the highest in the U.S., analysis reveals

Philly STD Rate

Adult Health

There may be a sweet spot for having knee replacement surgery, scientists say

Knee replacement study suggests timing is critical

Adult Health

People age in at least 4 different styles, Stanford study finds

Scientists identify four different types of aging

Fitness

You can get a workout by watching a movie – if you're at the theater

Watching a movie in the theater may be good for you

Health Stories

Born without a uterus, Philly-area woman births milestone baby thanks to transplant at Penn Medicine

Uterus Transplant Baby Penn Medicine Gobrecht family 1

Health News

Alcohol blamed for deaths of an increasing number of Americans

alcohol death health

Men's Health

Men with testicular cancer may only need one round of chemo, study says

less chemotherapy testicular cancer

Senior Health

New blood test can improve triage for elderly concussion patients

New blood test to rule out brain tissue damage

Children's Health

Children who watch healthy cooking shows are more likely to eat nutritious foods, study says

Cooking shows healthy food children

Prevention

Administering century-old tuberculosis vaccine in a new way may make it more effective

TB vaccine IV

Volunteering

Adding good deeds to your New Year's resolutions may reduce physical pain

Good deeds can reduce physical pain

Mental Health

Growing up with dogs may lower the risk of schizophrenia as an adult, study finds

Link between having a pet dog in childhood and developing schizophrenia

Addiction

Nearly as many teens are vaping marijuana as nicotine, NIH reports

Vaping Marijuana

Health Stories

His life in 'overtime,' Penn doctor races to find better treatments for rare Castleman disease

David Fajgenbaum Castleman Disease book 2

Senior Health

Sleeping – and napping – too long may increase risk of stroke

Sleep Stroke Risk

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