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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:35 PM EST

Congress Hoping for Legislation to Fight Zika

Congress Hoping for Legislation to Fight Zika

Congressional leaders hope to move on legislation to increase funding to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reported. President Obama requested $1.8 billion from Congress on Monday to speed up research on...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:52 AM EST

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Researchers have found a small piece of good news for people at high risk of some kinds of dementia: it might be possible to delay it or even prevent it. They found falling rates of vascular dementia in...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci on Fighting the Zika Virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Fighting the Zika Virus

FULL INTERVIEW: Dr. Anthony Fauci, noted virus researcher and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sat down with News4's Doreen Gentzler to discuss the worldwide fight...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 07:26 PM EST

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Doctors have found the Zika virus in the brain of a fetus with severe microcephaly, which may help experts understand the relationship between the virus and how it affects developing babies, NBC News...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 06:55 PM EST

Dr. Jackie: Allergies and Cold Weather

Dr. Jackie: Allergies and Cold Weather

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains that winter and cold can cause allergic reactions.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 05:44 PM EST

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported. The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a...