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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...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 09:57 AM EDT

DC Named America's Fittest City -- Again

DC Named America's Fittest City -- Again

Congratulations, Washington, D.C.! For the third year in a row, the District has been named America's fittest city.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:28 PM EDT

Dr. Weiner Talks About Transgender Bathroom Directive

Dr. Weiner Talks About Transgender Bathroom Directive

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:53 PM EDT

Maternal Depression During Pregnancy

Maternal Depression During Pregnancy

Experts who focus on pregnancy and mental health went to Capitol Hill to shine a light on depression, a significant problem for women and their families. News4's Doreen Gentzler has more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:22 PM EDT

Report Finds Some Sunscreens Less Effective Than Promised

Report Finds Some Sunscreens Less Effective Than Promised

News4 Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains the results of a new report that found many sunscreen brands offer less protection than promised on the bottle.