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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:38 PM EDT

People With Asthma Can Benefit From Alternative Treatment

People With Asthma Can Benefit From Alternative Treatment

While medicine can control asthma, people who have it can end up in the emergency room, but there’s an alternative treatment that help people with debilitating asthma.

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 06:17 AM EDT

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:10 PM EDT

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 03:26 PM EDT

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin...

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:15 AM EDT

Virginia to Keep Medical Cannabis Licensing Process Secret

Virginia to Keep Medical Cannabis Licensing Process Secret

This first wave of dispensaries will produce only CBD or THC-A oils, which don't provide a high.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 06:42 PM EDT

'Hangry' Kids? How to Pack Lunches That Nourish Them All Day

'Hangry' Kids? How to Pack Lunches That Nourish Them All Day

What if your kid is scheduled to eat lunch at school at 10:30 a.m.? Pack lunches full of protein, fiber and whole grains, nutrition expert Taylor Wallace tells News4's Susan Hogan.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 07:11 PM EDT

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

Pediatricians Recommend Flu Shot Versus Nasal Spray

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shots for children of all ages, citing higher effectiveness of the shot versus nasal spray. But for children who refuse needles, FluMist nasal spray is...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:36 PM EDT

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

More Sick in Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Another 30 people have been reported sick due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal, and federal health officials said Tuesday that some stores are still selling the recalled product, NBC...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 04:45 AM EDT

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Amid Opioid Crisis, Researchers Aim to Put Pot to the Test

Despite anecdotal and historical accounts of pot’s painkilling properties, scientific evidence that it works better than traditional painkillers is hard to come by. But Dr. Jeffrey Chen, director of UCLA's...

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