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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:20 PM EDT

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Experimental Drug Cures Ebola-Like Virus in Monkeys

Researchers in the fight against Ebola are hopeful after an experimental drug cured monkeys infected with the Marburg virus — a close relative of Ebola — even after they began showing symptoms, NBC News...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:22 PM EDT

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

Helping Your Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety

That morning trudge to the bus stop has already begun for some students in the D.C. area; and while you have likely already crossed many items from your child's back-to-school list, it may be time to check in...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 04:41 AM EDT

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Almond, Peanut Butter Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Recalled

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being voluntarily recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been reports of four illnesses that may be...

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 05:25 PM EDT

Finding Beauty in Mental Illness

Finding Beauty in Mental Illness

Meet some of the artists behind a gigantic online exhibit called the Broken Light Collective, and see their work by clicking here. They're changing minds and erasing the stigma around mental health.

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 01:52 PM EDT

Acne Myths: What to Know About Clear Skin

Acne Myths: What to Know About Clear Skin

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess dispels some of the myths surrounding acne and skin health.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 02:38 PM EDT

Are Your Teeth Healthy? What to Look For

Are Your Teeth Healthy? What to Look For

Dr. Claudia Cotca tells Barbara Harrison some of the signs of good and bad oral health.

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