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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...

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 02:51 PM EST

Battling Dry Lips

Battling Dry Lips

Dry lips are common this time of year, especially when we are dealing with record cold temperatures -- but dry lips can often be a symptom of a bigger problem. Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 03:45 PM EST

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

Study Links Peanut Exposure to Allergy

A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to the food, The Associated Press reported. Researchers tracked 640 children under age 1 who were...

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 04:38 AM EST

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

"Superbug" Patient to Sue Maker of Device: Lawyer

An 18-year-old student now hospitalized with a "superbug" infection at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will sue the maker of the hard-to-clean medical instruments linked to six other infections and two deaths,...

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 02:35 AM EST

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New Sterilization Rules Combat "Superbug" Infections: Doctors

New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone else after it led to two deaths and six other infections, doctors and administrators at Ronald...

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 12:26 AM EST

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News reported Friday.

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM EST

#SaveJosh: Social Media Helps Save Dying Boy

#SaveJosh: Social Media Helps Save Dying Boy

With the help of thousands of strangers, a 7-year-old Virginia boy's family got their hands on an experimental drug that may have saved his life. Now, nearly a year later, his family is thinking about their...

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:52 AM EST

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 08:08 AM EST

Waterless Nail Salon Touts Benefits

Waterless Nail Salon Touts Benefits

Not a foot bath in sight! News4's Angie Goff explores D.C.'s first nail salon that doesn't use water, Varnish Lane in Friendship Heights. A co-owner says their products leave skin softer than water.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:57 PM EST

How Police Deal With People With Mental Illness

How Police Deal With People With Mental Illness

Doreen Gentzler looks at how Montgomery County police officers are trained to handle calls involving mental illness.

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