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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:23 PM EST

Nearly 50 People Fall Sick on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Nearly 50 People Fall Sick on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Nearly 50 people have fallen sick on a cruise ship that departed from Baltimore last week, delaying its return.

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 07:57 AM EST

Underwater Cycling: Low Impact, But High Energy

Underwater Cycling: Low Impact, But High Energy

Looking for a new, unique workout? Hydrospin combines a high-energy workout with an environment that's low impact. News4's Molette Green has more. 

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should not ever be taken by kids and they’ll now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA will also...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:32 PM EST

3-D Mammograms Can Be Critical in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

3-D Mammograms Can Be Critical in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A breast cancer survivor could have been diagnosed sooner, but when she first found a lump, she didn’t know she could ask for a 3-D mammogram, which is critical in diagnosing breast cancer in patients like her.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 07:41 AM EST

Zengo Cycling Promises a No Judgement Zone

Zengo Cycling Promises a No Judgement Zone

When many folks think of taking a cycling class, they get a little tense. But one studio in Northwest says there's no need to fear a good workout. Our Molette Green is riding at Zengo Cycling studio in...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:36 PM EST

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 08:11 PM EST

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

With opioids killing and devastating more people than any other health crisis in Pennsylvania's history, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday declared a disaster emergency that suspends regulations hindering access to...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 04:11 PM EST

Giant Recalls Ice Cream Bars Due to Listeria Risk

Giant Recalls Ice Cream Bars Due to Listeria Risk

Ice cream bars carried at Giant grocery stores have been recalled because they could be contaminated with listeria.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:14 PM EST

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 24 people in the U.S. and 40 in Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday....

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:18 AM EST

'Thinking About Sex?' DC Uses Racy Ad for Anti-HIV Drug

'Thinking About Sex?' DC Uses Racy Ad for Anti-HIV Drug

As D.C. grapples with the highest HIV rate in the country, city health officials hope a provocative ad campaign will increase awareness of a drug that reduces the risk of infection by over 90 percent.

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