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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:31 PM EDT

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:02 PM EDT

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 08:49 PM EDT

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 06:34 AM EDT

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:23 PM EDT

Natural Fall Skincare and DIY Face Mask

Natural Fall Skincare and DIY Face Mask

Skincando's founder, Sara Damelio, demos a pumpkin face mask you can make at home with NBC News4's Eun Yang.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT

Concussions and Football: What You Need to Know

Concussions and Football: What You Need to Know

Dr. Joshua Weiner joins NBC News4's Eun Yang to discuss what many parents are wondering: are my children at risk of mental health problems if I let them play football? The earlier kids start playing, the more...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 02:43 PM EDT

Trump Birth Control Rule Ignores Science, Critics Say

Trump Birth Control Rule Ignores Science, Critics Say

The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 09:52 PM EDT

Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion

Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion

Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S....

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said....

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 01:26 PM EDT

2 People at Md. High School Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

2 People at Md. High School Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

Two people from Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), the school system announced Monday.

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