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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 07:20 AM EDT

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

False-Positive Mammograms Costing U.S. $4B: Study

New research suggests that false-positive mammograms, which indicate a woman has breast cancer even though she really doesn't, cost the United States nearly $4 billion in unnecessary procedures, NBC News...

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 02:34 PM EDT

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

Breast Milk Bought Online May Be Diluted With Cow's Milk

In the growing online market for breast milk, more than one in 10 tested samples contained cow's milk, researchers reported Monday.

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 07:21 PM EDT

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Young Bride Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 at 12:21 PM EDT

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Suspends Operations at Oklahoma Plant

Blue Bell Creameries has voluntarily suspended operations at an Oklahoma plant that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people, the Texas-based creamery...

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:32 PM EDT

"Lauryn's Law" Goes to Md. Governor's Desk

"Lauryn's Law" Goes to Md. Governor's Desk

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

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 11:46 PM EDT

Public Safety Officers Honored for Handling Mental Health Crises

Public Safety Officers Honored for Handling Mental Health Crises

Public safety officers were honored in Arlington Thursday for intervening in mental health crises. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 08:16 AM EDT

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

"The Baby's Coming Now!" Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse

A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 08:45 PM EDT

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

14 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New...

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT

Patients With Heart Problems Driving Themselves to Hospital

Patients With Heart Problems Driving Themselves to Hospital

A new study shows 75 percent of patients with heart symptoms are driving themselves to a hospital instead of calling 911.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 06:36 PM EDT

Too Much Salt in Grocery Store Foods

Too Much Salt in Grocery Store Foods

A new study says that most food in grocery stores has more than the FDA-recommended amount of sodium.

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