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Antidepressants Being Used As Alternative Treatment For Chronic ItchingEver have an itch that just wouldn't go away? Well, there's a new and surprising way to treat people with chronic itching.
Health Dept. Slaps Pitt Dining Hall With 18 Food Safety ViolationsThe Allegheny County Health Department has cited a University of Pittsburgh cafeteria with a number of food safety violations.
Doctor: Unknowns About AFM Can Be 'Scary,' But Mysterious Illness Is Extremely RareDoctors at Children's Hospital have shed some light on a mysterious illness that can leave children paralyzed.
New Type Of Blood Test Could Help Determine Heart Attacks SoonerA new type of blood test in the emergency room could determine if a patient has had a heart attack sooner.
Top Burger Chains Fail On Annual Antibiotics Report CardTwenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
Nearly 100 Sickened By Drug-Resistant Salmonella From ChickenAt least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the CDC said.
Researchers Study Vaccine To Target Aggressive Form Of Breast CancerA team of researchers are studying a new anti-cancer vaccine that would help the body resist the return of an aggressive form of breast cancer.
'This Is A Mystery So Far': Health Officials Say Polio-Like Illness Found Among Kids In 22 StatesU.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
'A True Legend': Children’s Hospital Beloved ‘Shoeshine Man’ Dies At Age Of 76The staff and families at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh are dealing with the loss of a beloved friend.
Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel BrainsA 61-year-old New York man developed an extremely rare and fatal brain disorder after he ate squirrel brains, according to a new report.
New Study Looks At Possible Relationship Between Eye Freckles And MelanomaA new study is looking at whether there is a link between eye freckles and melanoma.
Fifth Grader Runs 50 5K's In 50 Days For Grandpa's Lung CancerFor the last seven weeks, a San Francisco fifth grader has embarked on a physical challenge that most adults wouldn't consider trying, all of his own accord.