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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 06:50 PM EST

AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

AstraZeneca Explains Why Swine Flu Vaccine Didn't Work

The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 06:48 PM EST

Va. Churches, Charities, Applaud "Ebola Free" Bo, Sierra Leone

Va. Churches, Charities, Applaud "Ebola Free" Bo, Sierra Leone

The area around Bo, Sierra Leone, is declared Ebola Free by the World Health Organization. Northern Virginia churches and charities help operate Mercy Hospital and the Child Rescue Centre in Bo.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 03:56 PM EST

WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger

With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 07:14 PM EST

Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use cannabis oil for treatment.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:54 AM EST

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:11 PM EST

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might make people not only fatter, but also prone to diseases like diabetes, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 05:04 PM EST

Dr. Jackie: New Peanut Allergy Research

Dr. Jackie: New Peanut Allergy Research

Dr. Jackie Eghrari- Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg explains a recent study that says parents should expose children to peanuts at a young age to prevent allergies.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 03:25 PM EST

New Drug Approved to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

New Drug Approved to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder affects twice as many people as anorexia and bulemia, and a medication to treat this condition has been recently approved. Dr. Joshua Weiner has more.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 11:24 AM EST

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 04:26 PM EST

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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