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Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 12:15 PM EST

Parents Pressuring Doctors to Delay Vaccines: Survey

Parents Pressuring Doctors to Delay Vaccines: Survey

Parents are asking doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, according to a new study published in Monday’s Pediatrics.

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 at 07:57 PM EST

New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone

New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone

Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 07:48 AM EST

Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital

Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Sue Hospital

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S.

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 09:25 PM EST

Spike Mendelsohn Appointed D.C. Food Council Chair

Spike Mendelsohn Appointed D.C. Food Council Chair

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed local chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, owner of a chain of hamburger restaurants, to chair the city's food policy council.

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.

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