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Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:13 PM EDT

Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds of Items

Frozen Food Recall Covers Hundreds of Items

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:23 PM EDT

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Half of US Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits: Study

Researchers say people are in charge of their own risk of cancer — with as many as half of cancer deaths related to things people could easily change, NBC News reported. Smoking, heavy drinking, being...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 05:31 PM EDT

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

Yellow Fever in Africa Not a Public Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization said the current yellow fever outbreak in central African requires urgent action, but doesn’t amount to a public health emergency, NBC News reports. The organization’s advisory...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 03:56 PM EDT

Study: DC Residents Wait Weeks for Mental Health Care

Study: DC Residents Wait Weeks for Mental Health Care

People who are insured through D.C.’s three largest exchanges may struggle to get a mental health appointment -- or even get a psychiatrist’s office on the phone, according to a study.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 04:40 AM EDT

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

House GOP Presses Ahead With $622M Bill to Fight Zika

Republicans controlling the House pushed through on Wednesday a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging and high-stakes negotiations with the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 08:43 PM EDT

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Health Experts to Test HIV Vaccine in South Africa

Scientists will be testing an HIV vaccine in South Africa that has had some success, NBC News reported. The risk of infection dropped for 31 percent of volunteers tested in Thailand in 2009 when they were given...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:03 PM EDT

Common Sleep Apnea Can Be Hard to Identify

Common Sleep Apnea Can Be Hard to Identify

Up to 30 percent of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but it can be hard to identify because it happens while you’re asleep.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:37 PM EDT

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

Cancer Drug Keeps Some Patients Alive for 3 Years

A drug that helped former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer disappear is helping many other patients with similar conditions, NBC News reports. The drug, Keytruda, stops tumor cells from cloaking themselves...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 05:50 PM EDT

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

Reviva Labs, a popular brand of cosmetics, must either prove its products plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:31 AM EDT

Summer Safety: Choosing the Best Mosquito Repellent

Summer Safety: Choosing the Best Mosquito Repellent

Mosquitoes are part of summertime, but this summer, they're a top concern because of the Zika virus. That's why insect repellents might be a smart choice while you're outside. News4's Consumer Reporter...