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Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM EDT

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

Government Inspectors Warned of CDC Lab Lapses for Years

A slew of newly-discovered safety violations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were the focus of a House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, as were allegations that the agency sought to cover...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:48 PM EDT

300 Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Bethesda Lab

300 Vials Labeled Influenza, Dengue Found at Bethesda Lab

The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab in Bethesda also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin Risky as Heart Drug, Reports Find

Niacin may cause severe side effects and doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain, according to two reports published Wednesday.

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM EDT

"Miracle Baby" Born to Woman With Half a Heart

"Miracle Baby" Born to Woman With Half a Heart

Some are calling a Maryland baby a miracle because of the condition of the mother who gave birth to him.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Bad Air in D.C.: The Causes and Solutions

Pat Lawson Muse talks to a panel of guests about bad air in the D.C. area, and what can be done to improve it. Guests include Vice Mayor of Falls Church David Snyder; managing director of public and...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Talking to Teens About Safety, Sex Assault and Suicide

Psychiatrist Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses how to talk to your teenage daughter about sexual assault and suicide.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 01:38 PM EDT

Latest Methods in Hair Restoration, Removal

Latest Methods in Hair Restoration, Removal

Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains the latest procedures available to regrow hair -- or to remove it permanently.

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:19 PM EDT

iPad Linked to Unexplained Rash in Children

iPad Linked to Unexplained Rash in Children

The popular iPad tablet is found to have caused an allergic reaction in an 11-year-old boy. Doctors say nickel in the devices' makeup caused a rash.

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:11 PM EDT

Mental Health Challenges for Black Community

Mental Health Challenges for Black Community

Mental illness is often stigmatized or even ignored among African-Americans, existing quietly in the black community for generations. And a shortage of black mental health professionals may be making the problem...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 06:12 PM EDT

West Nile Virus Found in Va. Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Found in Va. Mosquitoes

A sample of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in Woodbridge, Virginia, earlier this month, officials said.

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