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Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 07:25 PM EDT

Back to School: Tips for Getting Your Kids on a Sleep Schedule

Back to School: Tips for Getting Your Kids on a Sleep Schedule

Many parents will soon be setting those alarm clocks for the first day. That early wake-up call can be a real shock to the system after summer vacation. News4's Doreen Gentzler is Working 4 You to help...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 04:15 PM EDT

Nation's Fertility Clinics Struggle With a Growing Number of Abandoned Embryos

Nation's Fertility Clinics Struggle With a Growing Number of Abandoned Embryos

Thousands of fertility doctors throughout the country are grappling with what to do with the embryos cast aside by former patients, many of whom worked for months, even years, to conceive, NBC News reports. The...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 03:21 PM EDT

Early Study Results Suggest 2 Ebola Treatments Saving Lives

Early Study Results Suggest 2 Ebola Treatments Saving Lives

Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an early halt to a major study on the...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 06:55 PM EDT

What Is Natural Wine? And Is It Better for You?

What Is Natural Wine? And Is It Better for You?

Natural wine might seem like an odd term. Isn’t all wine natural? Well, yes, sort of. The wine that’s dominated the market for the last few decades is made from fermented grape juice, so in a way, it is...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 06:01 PM EDT

Democratic Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Democratic Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for...

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 09:56 PM EDT

Cancer-Linked Forever Chemicals Found in Consumer Products

Cancer-Linked Forever Chemicals Found in Consumer Products

A chemical that can increase the risk of cancer and has been linked to childhood development issues and other health risks has been appearing in an increasing number of places in consumers' everyday lives,...

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 04:29 PM EDT

Ohio Family Using DNA Kit Learns Dad, Daughter Not Related

Ohio Family Using DNA Kit Learns Dad, Daughter Not Related

An Ohio family using a home DNA test found that their 25-year-old daughter is not related to her father, according to a lawsuit they filed against a hospital and two fertility practices. Joe Cartellone said his...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 05:10 PM EDT

Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder, according to a UCLA study published Thursday. The findings, published in the...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 04:27 PM EDT

Vegans Wary of BK's Impossible Whopper Cooking Process

Vegans Wary of BK's Impossible Whopper Cooking Process

Vegans and vegetarians have cheered as more and more restaurants, from Subway to White Castle, add plant-based protein options from Beyond Meat and its rival Impossible Foods. But as Burger King launches its...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 01:52 PM EDT

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Supply, UN Report Warns

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Supply, UN Report Warns

Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle...

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