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Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 06:59 PM EST

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 05:47 AM EST

3 Die, 13 Overdose Within 24 Hours in Maryland County

3 Die, 13 Overdose Within 24 Hours in Maryland County

Three people died and 13 others overdosed on opiates within 24 hours in Anne Arundel County.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:52 PM EST

POUND Transforms Drumming Into Exercise

POUND Transforms Drumming Into Exercise

As seen on the hit NBC show "This Is Us," POUND incorporates drumming into a workout.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:54 PM EST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by 2018.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 01:07 PM EST

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Maryland Democrats to Plans for Planned Parenthood Funds

Leading Maryland Democrats are supporting legislation for funding Planned Parenthood because of concerns that the federal government will cut family planning funds.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:50 PM EST

4 Misconceptions About Substance Abuse

4 Misconceptions About Substance Abuse

A recent study said an estimated 21 million people in this country are living with a substance abuse problem. This is one and one-half times as many as all cancers combined. Dr. Joshua Weiner is here with four common substance abuse misconceptions.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:47 AM EST

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive....

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:09 AM EST

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Pot for Pets: Owners Treating Sick Animals With Cannabis

Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "they just knock her out." So the San Francisco...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 03:46 PM EST

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

Sleepy Students Allowed to Nap at Some NM Schools

A handful of high schools in New Mexico are letting their students sleep in school, NBC News reported. Not during class, though. The schools in Las Cruces are letting students take 20-minute naps between...