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Study: Permanent Hair Dye, Chemical Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer RiskWomen who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products, according to a study released on Tuesday.
State Department Of Health Holding Free Whooping Cough Vaccination ClinicNow is your chance to get vaccinated against whooping cough.
New Law Requires Patient Agreements & Mandatory Drug Tests For Chronic PainA new law requires patients to sign an agreement and take a drug test prior to being prescribed opioids.
Study: Cannabis May Cut Headache And Migraine Pain In HalfCannabis could be used to relieve headache pain, a new study from Washington State University suggests.
CDC: Flu Is Getting An Early Start In The U.S. This SeasonThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told doctors on a conference call this week that the United States is seeing more flu than is typical for this time of year.
Pennsylvania To Spend $3M To Study Possible Link Between Fracking And Spike In Childhood CancerPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health impacts of the natural gas industry.
'Watching And Waiting' Trial Eliminates Surgery For Some Breast Cancer PatientsDoctors are working on a new way to treat breast cancer that does not include surgery, hoping it could be a better option for many patients.
New Drug To Fight Migraines Shows PromiseA new drug to treat migraines has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope to people unable to use current treatment options.
Salt Therapy Is A Growing Trend In Alternative MedicineA growing number of people are seeking natural solutions for stress, fatigue, respiratory issues and pain through salt therapy.
Study: Nearly All Toddlers, And Majority Of Babies, Eat Too Much Added Sugar In The U.S.A new analysis of national data published Wednesday finds 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day.
'Equipped To Act Immediately': Allegheny Co. Sheriff's Office Gets 20 New AEDs Thanks To DonationComing soon to Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputy patrol cars, new automatic external defibrillators.
Penguins: Sidney Crosby Undergoes Successful Core Muscle Injury SurgeryThe Pittsburgh Penguins say Sidney Crosby is recovering after undergoing successful sports hernia surgery today.