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New Device Breathing Optimism Into Future Of Medical Testing

A new generation of diagnostic tools may soon be able to sniff out all sorts of diseases using your breath, including various cancers, liver disease, kidney failure, diabetes, asthma and tuberculosis.

19 hours ago

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Allegheny Co. Health Dept.: No Confirmed EV-D68 Cases In Southwestern Pa.

The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting that there are no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in the southwestern Pennsylvania area despite reports earlier from two school districts.

23 hours ago

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Pitt Study Giving New Hope In Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Predicting how prostate cancer will progress has been much like flipping a coin. But a local discovery could change that.

09/16/2014

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Study: Antibiotic Used To Treat Fruit Can Cause Allergic Reaction In Humans

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Keeping pests away from fruits and vegetables can involve antibiotics and this could be dangerous for people. A case report in the “Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology,” involves a 10-year-old girl […]

09/16/2014

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New Hormone Treatment May Reduce Damage To Brains Of Premature Babies

Not getting enough oxygen or blood flow to the brain of a premature baby can have long-lasting impact on strength, intellect and behavior.

09/10/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Head Lice Treatments, Recommends Best Options

Head lice affects as many as 12 million kids every year.

09/09/2014

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Local Ophthalmologists See Rise In Exfoliation Syndrome

It’s called exfoliation syndrome. While it may sound like something having to do with your skin, it’s actually a dangerous eye condition.

09/04/2014

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Study Shows Double Mastectomy May Be Unnecessary With Single Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A growing number of women are choosing to have a double mastectomy when diagnosed with cancer in just one breast.

09/03/2014

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Researchers Study How Action Movies Can Impact Eating Habits

Is what you eat… what you watch?

08/29/2014

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Primary Care Providers Can Help Teens Find, Manage Treatment For Depression

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — About 11 percent of adolescents in the United States have an episode of depression by age 18. “A combination of medicine and therapy can be effective, and in certain circumstances, either medicine […]

08/28/2014

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Sleep Drunkenness Condition Can Have Disastrous Consequences

So sleepy, it’s like you’re drunk?

08/26/2014

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Doctors Treating More Athletes For Atrial Fibrillation

He went out for a team run when suddenly his chest felt funny and his vision closed down for a few minutes.

08/21/2014

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Clarithromycin Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Death

New research finds the antibiotic clarithromycin is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths.

08/20/2014

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Vitamin D: Good For Pregnancy?

Vitamin D is thought to be good for the bones, and good for the heart.

08/15/2014

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Study: UV Radiation May Be Addictive

New research shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.

08/15/2014

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