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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...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 06:13 PM EST

Conservative Groups Give 'RyanCare' Negative Reviews

Conservative Groups Give 'RyanCare' Negative Reviews

The reviews are starting to come in on the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare," and aside from the Trump administration, they aren't very good to start out. Major...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM EST

Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: Study

Fewer Heavy Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: Study

Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:39 AM EST

GOP Congressman Suggests Buying Health Care, Not Phone

GOP Congressman Suggests Buying Health Care, Not Phone

Rep. Jason Chaffetz advised consumers concerned about changes to the health care system under the long-awaited Republican health care plan that they may want to choose between to putting money aside for their...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:17 AM EST

Travel Order Could Hit Doctor Supply in Trump Territory: Researchers

Travel Order Could Hit Doctor Supply in Trump Territory: Researchers

President Donald Trump's new executive order suspending new visas to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations could reduce the number of doctors in areas that voted Trump into office, NBC...

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 06:38 AM EST

Trump Offers Planned Parenthood Funds If It Stops Abortions

Trump Offers Planned Parenthood Funds If It Stops Abortions

President Donald Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Its president spurned the proposal and noted that federal money already is not...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 06:22 PM EST

DNA Scan Uncovers 18 Genes Newly Associated With Autism

DNA Scan Uncovers 18 Genes Newly Associated With Autism

A new genetic analysis has uncovered 18 genes associated with autism, NBC News reported. The study observed people with autism and their relatives, and found that people with autism often had dozens of...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 08:12 AM EST

Tracking Apps Help Keep College Students Safe

Tracking Apps Help Keep College Students Safe

In an emergency, every second counts. And knowing your exact locatoin can make a big difference in whether you get help. That’s why some colleges are turning to live tracking apps to keep students safe. With these apps, students can automatically send their location and get help. News4’s Aimee Cho breaks it down. 

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 08:10 AM EST

Birth Defects Rise 20 Times in Zika-Affected Pregnancies: CDC

Birth Defects Rise 20 Times in Zika-Affected Pregnancies: CDC

Babies in Zika-affected pregnancies in the United States are about 20 times more likely to have birth defects compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, before Zika was introduced into the...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 07:40 AM EST

About 680,000 Baby Rattles Recalled Over Choking Hazard

About 680,000 Baby Rattles Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Hundreds of thousands of baby rattles made by Kids II have been recalled due to the possibility that small beads can pose a choking hazard if part of the rattles break. Kids II has received 42 reports of...