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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM EST

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue

Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy. The labeling issue...

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:40 PM EST

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds

Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday. Better treatment for diabetes...

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 11:34 PM EST

Virginia Allows Anyone to Buy Opioid Overdose Antidote

Virginia Allows Anyone to Buy Opioid Overdose Antidote

Virginia is allowing anyone in the state to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment drug also known as Narcan, without a prescription.

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 07:31 AM EST

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its hummus products after Listeria monocytogenes was found at the Colonial Heights, Virginia-based company's manufacturing facility. The...

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 at 09:38 AM EST

Tuberculosis Investigation Expanded in Charles County

Tuberculosis Investigation Expanded in Charles County

Parents at a second school in Charles County, Maryland, are being warned that their children may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB).

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:57 PM EST

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 11:18 AM EST

Dangerous Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Makeup Samples

Dangerous Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Makeup Samples

The cross-contamination that stems from when someone else's fingers or lips touch makeup testers could cause strep throat, sores or worse. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 12:10 AM EST

Nearly 80 Die Every Day From Opioid ODs

Nearly 80 Die Every Day From Opioid ODs

In a new report on alcohol, drugs and health, the U.S. Surgeon General says 78 people die in the country every day from an opioid overdose and 20 million have a substance abuse disorder. News4's Jackie Bensen...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 01:47 PM EST

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be prevented and successfully treated, but doctors are worried too many people don't even realize they have it. A Georgetown doctor explains why rates are on the rise. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM EST

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Increases in insulin prices and a lack of generic options are forcing diabetic Americans to cut back on prescribed doses to stretch out their medication.