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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:33 PM EDT

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Reduces Risk of C-Sections: Study

Inducing healthy first-time mothers at 39-weeks pregnant instead of waiting for them to go into labor does not raise the risk of a cesarean delivery, according to a new study. In fact, it lowers it. The results...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 03:22 PM EDT

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Mom Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

Some of you may remember the claim that when you eat poppy seeds, your drug test comes back positive. One Maryland woman paid the price for her breakfast choice the morning her daughter was born. WBAL's Theo...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 05:56 AM EDT

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Could EPA Proposal Lead to New Uses for Asbestos?

Decades-old research has identified asbestos as a dangerous carcinogen, but the Environmental Protection Agency is now proposing a framework that could allow new uses for the toxic chemical in manufacturing, NBC...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 08:17 PM EDT

This Healthy Dip is Even Better Than You Thought

This Healthy Dip is Even Better Than You Thought

Hummus offers heart healthy fats, protein, fiber and many other key nutrients that promote health benefits. News4's Susan Hogan has the consumer report.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 01:17 PM EDT

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride....

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:54 AM EDT

African Americans Not Doing Enough to Prevent Skin Cancer

African Americans Not Doing Enough to Prevent Skin Cancer

Doctors say African Americans aren't doing enough to protect themselves from skin cancer. A survey from the Skin Cancer Foundation found a majority of black men and women do not use sunscreen. Many believe in...

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 01:34 PM EDT

FDA Expands Recalls of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs

FDA Expands Recalls of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its voluntary recall of several medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 12:01 PM EDT

2 Injured at Gordon Ramsay's Las Vegas Restaurant

2 Injured at Gordon Ramsay's Las Vegas Restaurant

Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 07:31 PM EDT

Health Officials Warn About Surge in Mosquitoes

Health Officials Warn About Surge in Mosquitoes

All of the recent rain has lead to an increase in mosquitoes and concern about West Nile virus. News4's Chris Gordon has more on how Fairfax County is trying to control the mosquito population.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 03:50 PM EDT

Rat Lungworm Parasite Infected 12, Including Toddlers: CDC

Rat Lungworm Parasite Infected 12, Including Toddlers: CDC

Twelve people in the continental U.S., including some toddlers, have been infected in recent years by a parasite called rat lungworm, which has the capacity to get into people’s brains, federal health officials...

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