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Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM EST

U.S. Nurse Exposed to Ebola to Be Admitted to NIH

U.S. Nurse Exposed to Ebola to Be Admitted to NIH

An American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone is being admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 09:31 AM EST

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM EST

How to Cope With Commuting Stress

How to Cope With Commuting Stress

Are you a calm, cool commuter? Or do you get frenzied and frantic? Most of us don’t handle traffic well, and that could be dangerous for your body and mind. As part of our series on Changing Minds, News4...

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 01:44 PM EST

Overcoming Stress This Holiday Season

Overcoming Stress This Holiday Season

Dr. Joshua Weiner shares tips on how to deal with holiday stress this season.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM EST

Md. Emphasizes Need to Re-Enroll in Health Plans

Md. Emphasizes Need to Re-Enroll in Health Plans

Maryland officials say about a quarter of people who need to re-enroll in the state's health insurance marketplace to get their correct subsidies by Jan. 1 have done so.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 07:10 PM EST

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 04:30 PM EST

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biology.

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 01:53 PM EST

Panel: Those With Disabilities Should Train Police

Panel: Those With Disabilities Should Train Police

A Maryland commission formed in response to the in-custody death of a man with Down syndrome says the state should create a center in his name where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities would...

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM EST

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many experts say has no proven benefit.

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 04:30 PM EST

Yoga Moves to Soothe "Texting Neck"

Yoga Moves to Soothe "Texting Neck"

A new study found that hunching over to use your smartphone puts a lot of stress on your neck and spine. Kim Weeks shares some yoga moves to reverse the problem.

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