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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 07:45 PM EDT

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

A new study shows the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading in Brazil, NBC News reported. The team checked out three mysterious infections in...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 06:23 PM EDT

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

Health care prices vary in different parts of the U.S., according to a new study that digs into the pattern of costs around the country, NBC News reported. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 01:02 PM EDT

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:35 PM EDT

Fighting the Rise in Suicide

Fighting the Rise in Suicide

A new CDC study says suicide rates have increased 25 percent from 1999 to 2014. Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses what he believes is behind the rise -- and how to help those who may be suicidal.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 08:30 AM EDT

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

More Kids Harmed by Ingesting Laundry Pods: Study

Despite warnings about the dangers laundry detergent pods pose to children, calls to poison control centers continue to rise, NBC's "Today" show reported, citing a new study published Monday. The study...

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 05:41 AM EDT

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Medical Marijuana Users Protest CBD-Only Laws

Many people who would benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana are beginning to rise up to protest the new laws, NBC News reports. They say “CBD-only” laws allow residents with specified conditions...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:12 PM EDT

How to Reverse Spike in Suicide

How to Reverse Spike in Suicide

With suicide on the rise, Ryan Newcomb of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention discusses changing that trend. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 12:44 PM EDT

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

3rd of US Suicides Among Middle-Aged Whites: CDC

Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 per cent in...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:23 PM EDT

DC Hospital Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Remove Tumor

DC Hospital Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Remove Tumor

MedStar Washington Hospital Center uses a cutting-edge technology to remove a cancerous tumor from a medical student. News4's Doreen Gentzler has the story.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:59 PM EDT

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Irregular Periods May Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study

Women who had irregular periods in their 20s were more likely to develop ovarian cancer decades later, according to a new study, NBC News reported. Researchers reported in the International Journal of...