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    Philadelphia officials say the city's water system will not be affected by contamination following a chemical spill into the Delaware River. Health officials just north of Philadelphia say a pipe burst late Friday evening at a chemical facility. They say it spilled between 8,100 and 12,000 gallons of a water-based latex-finishing solution into the river. Officials said it is nontoxic to humans. No known adverse health effects have been reported. Philadelphia officials say no trace of contamination was ever found in the city's water system. They say they are now confident that the threat has passed.

      A woman accused of setting fire to a Wyoming abortion clinic will be released from jail while her case proceeds. A judge ruled Tuesday that 22-year-old Lorna Roxanne Green must live with her parents and continue as a college student. On social media, the Casper woman posted details including competing in a bike race and visiting a butterfly garden but showed no anti-abortion views. Investigators say Green told them the planned clinic in Casper was giving her anxiety and nightmares, so she decided to burn it down last May. Her attorney, Ryan Semerad, said he's pleased Green is being released and looks forward to defending her.

        TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The number and proportion of pediatric medical health hospitalizations is increasing, with most mental health hospitalizations in 2019 due to attempted suicide, suicidal ideation, or self-injury, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

          TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adults exposed in utero to the antiemetic Bendectin (doxylamine/pyridoxine/dicyclomine), prescribed during pregnancy in the 1960s, have an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study published online March 10 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.

            TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Following onset of COVID-19, there was a decrease in activity, represented by a reduction in daily step counts, according to a research letter published online March 20 in JAMA Network Open.

            People with mental health concerns now have more options than ever for how they receive treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted psychotherapists to open new avenues for care, from video sessions to text-based counseling. And in 2023, many therapists have returned to their offices to see clients who prefer in-person sessions.Anyone who is experiencing psychological...

            Hidden heart disease can still raise your odds for heart attack 8-fold. In a finding that demonstrates how stealthy heart disease can be, new research shows folks with subclinical disease were vulnerable to a "surprise" heart attack. Read more

            Do you need another booster shot? Experts tell the site there may be developments throughout the summer and a new updated booster may be available in the fall.  The CDC recommends talking to your healthcare provider about any future vaccine doses. Veuer's Elizabeth Keatinge has more.  

            The death penalty could be abolished in Ohio under upcoming bipartisan legislation announced Tuesday. It's the latest version of a proposal that failed to get traction at the Legislature in recent years despite support from some of majority Republicans. State senators sponsoring the proposal cite the financial blow to taxpayers to keep an inmate on death row, difficulty getting lethal injection drugs, the danger of executing an innocent person and questions over a state's right to end a life. The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association says the bill would cut the state's worst criminals a break.

            Georgia’s highest court is considering whether the state’s restrictive abortion law is void because it violated U.S. Supreme Court precedent that was in effect at the time when it was enacted. A lower court judge last year ruled that the law enacted in 2019 was not valid because it was it was “unequivocally unconstitutional” at the time for governments to ban abortions before viability based on U.S. Supreme Court precedent in Roe v. Wade and another ruling. Therefore, he wrote, the measure did not become law when it was enacted and could not be law even after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that precedent last year. His ruling came in a lawsuit challenging the abortion law and was appealed by the state.


            Content by Brand Ave. Studios. The annual Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12 and 13, and per usual will offer discounts on many of your favorite things.

            TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- If you’re one of the millions of people with allergic asthma or eczema, you may be more likely to develop the wear-and-tear form of arthritis as you age.

            For millennials with chronic medical conditions — or those raising kids with chronic conditions — health care can be an enormous expense. About 44% of older millennials have at least one chronic health condition, including migraines, major depression and asthma, according to a 2021 poll. And many millennials are caring for children with complicated medical needs, too. Chronic conditions can be expensive, including doctor’s visits, tests and prescription drugs. But there are ways to keep health care costs lower, including taking advantage of a flexible spending account or health savings account, comparing pharmacy prices on medications and using a care manager through your insurance.

            TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Hypertension may precede premature cardiac damage in young adults, according to a study published online March 2 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

            TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Few youths with sickle cell anemia (SCA) receive hydroxyurea despite national guidelines recommending its use, according to a study published online March 24 in JAMA Network Open.

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