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Friday, May 13, 2016 at 08:19 PM EDT

Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

 Pfizer Blocks Use of Its Drugs for Executions

The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 02:59 PM EDT

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

Living Long: Centenarians Share Their Secrets

When it comes to living long, people who've lived to be 100 years old get asked is "what's your secret?" But their keys to longevity seems to be as varied as their lives are long. Though genetics may be...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 09:19 AM EDT

Eun and Aaron Reveal Results of Their Sleep Studies

Eun and Aaron Reveal Results of Their Sleep Studies

So how much sleep do the News4 Today anchors actually get? Well ... not very much. And how much should you get? We take a deeper look.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:56 PM EDT

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal Worth $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika

The Senate struck a bipartisan compromise deal to give President Obama more than half the money he’s asked for to fight the Zika virus, NBC News reports. The deal was brokered by Missouri Sen.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 07:26 PM EDT

Napping Can Protect Body From Diseases

Napping Can Protect Body From Diseases

Frequent napping can protect your body from diseases. According to two studies, naps can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and heart attacks. Doctors at the University of Maryland's Sleep Disorders Center...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 01:11 PM EDT

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia Talks National Women's Health Week

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia Talks National Women's Health Week

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, urogynecologist at Medstar Washington, comes to NBC4 for National Women's Health Week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 08:21 PM EDT

This Is My Brave Raises Mental Illness Awareness on Stage

This Is My Brave Raises Mental Illness Awareness on Stage

This Is My Brave is a stage production where people share their experiences with mental illness in all kinds of creative ways. Doreen Gentzler reports. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 08:11 PM EDT

How Rainy Weather Affects Allergies

How Rainy Weather Affects Allergies

Two rainy weeks have some allergy sufferers feeling better but others feeling much worse. Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 06:01 PM EDT

FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

 FDA to Redefine 'Healthy,' 'Natural' Foods

The Food and Drug Association is redefining what “healthy” really means following years of pressure to make changes to the way it labels food products, NBC News reports. Congress is also urging the FDA...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 03:50 PM EDT

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

Pregnant CrossFit Competitor Responds to Critics

A North Carolina personal trainer has come under fire on social media for exercising six days a week while pregnant and completing strenuous workouts even past her due date. Emily Breeze, a two-time CrossFit...