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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:43 PM EST

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

Changing Minds: An NBC4 Special Project

For the next year, NBC4 will shine a light on mental health and mental illness by providing education, information and hope.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:40 PM EST

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

2 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika After Botched Tests

Two pregnant women who were told they tested negative for Zika retested positive after D.C. officials found testing was flawed.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

So deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM EST

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In dozens of...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 08:57 PM EST

Brain Scans May Detect Signs of Autism in Infants

Brain Scans May Detect Signs of Autism in Infants

It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds. Using magnetic-resonance imaging scans, researchers at the...