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Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 11:34 PM EST

Virginia Allows Anyone to Buy Opioid Overdose Antidote

Virginia Allows Anyone to Buy Opioid Overdose Antidote

Virginia is allowing anyone in the state to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment drug also known as Narcan, without a prescription.

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 07:31 AM EST

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns

Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its hummus products after Listeria monocytogenes was found at the Colonial Heights, Virginia-based company's manufacturing facility. The...

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 at 09:38 AM EST

Tuberculosis Investigation Expanded in Charles County

Tuberculosis Investigation Expanded in Charles County

Parents at a second school in Charles County, Maryland, are being warned that their children may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB).

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:57 PM EST

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Zika No Longer Emergency, Still 'Enduring' Threat: WHO

Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration and prepared for a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 11:18 AM EST

Dangerous Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Makeup Samples

Dangerous Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Makeup Samples

The cross-contamination that stems from when someone else's fingers or lips touch makeup testers could cause strep throat, sores or worse. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 12:10 AM EST

Nearly 80 Die Every Day From Opioid ODs

Nearly 80 Die Every Day From Opioid ODs

In a new report on alcohol, drugs and health, the U.S. Surgeon General says 78 people die in the country every day from an opioid overdose and 20 million have a substance abuse disorder. News4's Jackie Bensen...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 01:47 PM EST

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be prevented and successfully treated, but doctors are worried too many people don't even realize they have it. A Georgetown doctor explains why rates are on the rise. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM EST

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Insulin Prices Double Since 2012

Increases in insulin prices and a lack of generic options are forcing diabetic Americans to cut back on prescribed doses to stretch out their medication.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 05:39 AM EST

Giant Recalls 4C Grated Cheese Over Salmonella Concerns

Giant Recalls 4C Grated Cheese  Over Salmonella Concerns

Giant Food is recalling four types of 4C grated cheese because of possible salmonella contamination.

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 AM EST

Car Booster Seats Getting Better: Study

Car Booster Seats Getting Better: Study

Companies that make child booster seats for vehicles are getting better at designing them to protect kids, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday. Of the 53 new booster seats IIHS tested,...