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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 03:22 PM EDT

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Calif.

'Avengers: Endgame' Crowd Possibly Exposed to Measles in Calif.

A woman who went to the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" at an Orange County movie theater last week was diagnosed with measles, and now health officials are warning others in the crowd that they may have...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 08:39 PM EDT

Ex-Prince George's Co. Exec Raising Alzheimer's Awareness

Ex-Prince George's Co. Exec Raising Alzheimer's Awareness

Former Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker is dedicating his time to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease because of his wife, Christa Baker.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 09:58 AM EDT

2 Diagnosed With HIV After Injections at New Mexico Spa

2 Diagnosed With HIV After Injections at New Mexico Spa

New Mexico health officials say two people who received facial injections from the same spa are infected with HIV. The New Mexico Department of Health said in a news release Monday that two clients of VIP...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 09:53 AM EDT

Keep Pets Away From Gardens to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

Keep Pets Away From Gardens to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:52 AM EDT

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Kids' Suicides Spiked After Netflix's '13 Reasons Why,' Study Finds

Suicides among U.S. kids aged 10 to 17 jumped to a 19-year high in the month following the release of a popular TV series that depicted a girl ending her life, researchers said. The study published Monday can't...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 04:49 PM EDT

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Number of US Measles Cases Inches Even Higher

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an outbreak of measles surges across the United States — with 704 cases this...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 09:35 AM EDT

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

Rear Seats of Cars Need Better Safety Equipment, Study Finds

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that safer restraint systems are needed for the back seats of cars. The study finds that rear-seat safety has not kept pace with front-seat safety...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 09:06 AM EDT

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15 to 18 to work out free at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge. The New Hampshire-based company is building on last summer's pilot...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 05:38 PM EDT

Dozens Quarantined Over Measles at 2 LA Universities

Dozens Quarantined Over Measles at 2 LA Universities

Dozens of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed in quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have...

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 07:31 PM EDT

New FDA-Approved Treatment Could Build Muscle, Burn Fat

New FDA-Approved Treatment Could Build Muscle, Burn Fat

EmSculpt is a new FDA-approved treatment that doctors claim gives you the equivalent of 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes. The catch? You could spend $1,000 each session. Doreen Gentzler reports.

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