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Monday, May 18, 2015 at 02:37 PM EDT

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

Yeast Tweaked to Produce Morphine, Opiates

A team of researchers has genetically modified simple brewer's yeast so it can produce opiates like morphine — spurring calls for regulators to control the drug-producing fungus before "home-brewers" recreate it...

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:49 PM EDT

Jim Vance's Message About Depression

Jim Vance's Message About Depression

Jim Vance tells how he got through his depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM EDT

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression (Extended Version)

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression (Extended Version)

In this extended interview, News4's Jim shares about his battle with depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 04:48 PM EDT

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

Michelle Obama Packs a Punch

First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:24 AM EDT

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

Jim Vance Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

For the first time, News4's Jim shares about his battle with depression in an interview with Doreen Gentzler.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 08:44 PM EDT

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill approved Thursday would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 04:01 PM EDT

School Counselors to Get More Mental Health Training

School Counselors to Get More Mental Health Training

A law that would give school counselors additional training in mental health is on its way to Governor Larry Hogan's desk.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:03 PM EDT

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

Changing the Way Addiction Is Treated

A Massachusetts police chief is changing the way the city of Gloucester deals with drug addicts. Chief Leonard Campanello says people can go into his station and get help right away from a local clinic.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:23 AM EDT

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Staci's Choice: A Pioneer in Preventing Cancer

Eighteen years ago, Staci Mishkin was one of the first women in the U.S. to take a genetic test for the BRCA gene mutation that is linked to breast cancer.

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