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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:25 PM EDT

DC Greens Links Communities to Healthy Foods

DC Greens Links Communities to Healthy Foods

Food education, food access and food policy are all part of the mission of DC Greens, a local nonprofit that helps link neighborhoods to healthy foods. Tuesday night, the organization wants you to eat well...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:48 AM EDT

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM EDT

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 08:13 PM EDT

VA Begins Bold Moves to Fight Zika Virus

VA Begins Bold Moves to Fight Zika Virus

Virginia mounts an aggressive campaign to prevent Zika virus from spreading.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:12 PM EDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 02:47 PM EDT

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

A class action lawsuit against Fitbit may be bolstered by the release of a new study claiming the company's popular heart rate trackers are "highly inaccurate," CNBC reports. Researchers at the California State...