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Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 12:59 PM EDT

The Health Benefits of Beer

The Health Benefits of Beer

Food scientist Dr. Taylor Wallace discusses the health benefits of moderate beer consumption. He spoke with News4's Melissa Mollet.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 01:57 PM EDT

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 1 in 4 US Men: Study

New government statistics show that 25 percent of men have the strain of HPV (human papillomavirus or human wart virus) that causes cancer, NBC News reported. Twenty percent of women have the same strain as...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 06:38 AM EDT

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People With Chronic Pain Scared by Ohio's New Opioid Rules

People dealing with chronic pain say recent moves by Ohio's governor to fight the plague of opioid overdoses could leave them suffering, NBC News reported. Gov. John Kasich restricted how many painkillers...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 07:24 PM EDT

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. "It's...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 04:48 PM EDT

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

Trump's FDA Pick Says Tackling Opioid Crisis a Top Priority

The doctor nominated to head the powerful Food and Drug Administration told senators Wednesday that his first priority would be tackling the opioid crisis, and he pledged that science will prevail at the agency...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 06:52 PM EDT

Getting the Health Benefits of Green Tea

Getting the Health Benefits of Green Tea

There are some things to consider when drinking green tea for its health benefits.

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 07:59 PM EDT

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

1 in 10 US Pregnant Women With Zika Have Babies With Defects

About 1 out of 10 women in the United States who tested positive for the Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 12:33 PM EDT

New Initiative Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

New Initiative Raises Domestic Violence Awareness

Make the call to save a life -- that's the new campaign in Fairfax County. Officials are trying to raise awareness about domestic violence and make sure y ou know what you can do to help. News4's...

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 at 10:51 PM EDT

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

WH Healthcare Revival Effort Gets Mixed Reaction

A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one...

Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 03:25 PM EDT

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan Hit With Racketeering Suit Over Price Hikes of EpiPen

Mylan was slapped Monday with a class-action racketeering lawsuit that claims the company overcharged patients as part of an illegal scheme to secure sales, CNBC reported. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court...

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