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Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 12:26 AM EST

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Killer Virus Discovered in Kansas

Scientists have stumbled upon a never-before-seen virus that apparently killed a man in Kansas last year, NBC News reported Friday.

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM EST

#SaveJosh: Social Media Helps Save Dying Boy

#SaveJosh: Social Media Helps Save Dying Boy

With the help of thousands of strangers, a 7-year-old Virginia boy's family got their hands on an experimental drug that may have saved his life. Now, nearly a year later, his family is thinking about their...

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:52 AM EST

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin

Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 08:08 AM EST

Waterless Nail Salon Touts Benefits

Waterless Nail Salon Touts Benefits

Not a foot bath in sight! News4's Angie Goff explores D.C.'s first nail salon that doesn't use water, Varnish Lane in Friendship Heights. A co-owner says their products leave skin softer than water.

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:57 PM EST

How Police Deal With People With Mental Illness

How Police Deal With People With Mental Illness

Doreen Gentzler looks at how Montgomery County police officers are trained to handle calls involving mental illness.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 09:54 PM EST

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

New Breast Cancer Treatment Extends Life Over a Year

A new combination of three chemotherapy drugs helps extend life by a year and a half for patients with a specific form of breast cancer, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM EST

Police Officers Trained to Handle Increase in Mental Health Calls

Police Officers Trained to Handle Increase in Mental Health Calls

Hundreds of local police officers get special training to handle increasing mental health calls in the D.C. area.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 02:05 PM EST

The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Chef and cancer survivor Pam Braun discusses the foods to consume and the foods to avoid in order to reduce the risk of cancer. Braun's book, "The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook," includes recipes for a...

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 07:43 PM EST

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C.

2nd Case of Measles Confirmed in D.C.

D.C. health officials confirmed a second case of measles in the District this year.

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 02:41 PM EST

Using TMS Therapy to Treat Depression

Using TMS Therapy to Treat Depression

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a treatment option for those who have trouble treating depression with typical anti-depressant medications.

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