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Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 03:24 PM EDT

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years: Study

The Ebola virus that’s killed more than 600 people so far in West Africa may have been smoldering there for years and has almost certainly sickened people who thought they had something else, researchers say.

Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM EDT

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM EDT

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

AIDS Virus Diagnoses Down 30 Percent in U.S.

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV fell by more than 30 percent in the United States between 2002 and 2011, AIDS researchers announced on Saturday.

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM EDT

Protecting Your Skin Lessens Risk Later in Life

Protecting Your Skin Lessens Risk Later in Life

Dr. Steven Hopping joins Barbara Harrison in the studio to discuss the risks of fatal skin cancer, and how to protect your children against the disease.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Fined Millions for Storing Food in Unrefrigerated Sheds

Sysco Corporation, the world’s largest food distributor, has agreed to pay $19.4 million in penalties and restitution after an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the company’s secret food sheds...

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM EDT

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorney generals from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in...

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