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2 Studies Point to Possible Future AIDS

2 Studies Point to Possible Future AIDS "Cure"

A second American baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by... Read »

Mar 5, 2014
Franken-virus! Giant Virus Resurrected From Permafrost After 30,000 Years

Franken-virus! Giant Virus Resurrected From Permafrost After...

Researchers resurrected a giant virus that had been buried in Siberian permafrost for 30,000 years, NBC... Read »

Mar 5, 2014
Health Round Up With Dr. Bruce Hensel

Health Round Up With Dr. Bruce Hensel

Dr. Bruce Hensel gives the round up on recent health issued studies reporting for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March Watch »

Mar 4, 2014
Partial Ban Approved on E-Cigarettes in LA

Partial Ban Approved on E-Cigarettes in LA

An ordinance that would ban the use of e-cigarettes from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and some other public places... Watch »

Mar 4, 2014
Most Prescription Drug Abusers Get Them From Friends: Study

Most Prescription Drug Abusers Get Them From Friends: Study

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while... Read »

Mar 3, 2014
WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together

WATCH: Obama, Biden Work Out Together

Who needs sneakers or a gym to get a little exercise? President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden showed in a... Read »

Feb 28, 2014
White House Proposes Food Label Changes

White House Proposes Food Label Changes

Food labels may be getting a major makeover: the Obama administration is proposing the first significant changes to... Read »

Feb 27, 2014
Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older Dads' Kids at Higher Risk For Psych Woes

Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including... Watch »

Feb 27, 2014
Secondhand Smoke Linked With Pregnancy Risks

Secondhand Smoke Linked With Pregnancy Risks

Exposure to secondhand smoke is strongly linked to a woman’s increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and... Read »

Feb 26, 2014
Study Aims to Curb Asthma Over-Medication

Study Aims to Curb Asthma Over-Medication

Researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center are researching how to get patients on the lowest dose... Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Polio-Like Illness Strikes Children Throughout California

Polio-Like Illness Strikes Children Throughout California

A mysterious polio-like illness strikes children ages two-to-sixteen throughout Read »

Feb 24, 2014
LA City Council to Vote on E-Cig Ban

LA City Council to Vote on E-Cig Ban

A proposed ordinance would essentially treat e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco products, and would... Watch »

Feb 25, 2014

"Polio-like Illness" Found in CA Children

Five children experienced a rapid onset of paralysis in one or both arms or legs, according to new finds from... Read »

Feb 24, 2014
Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

Women With Cancer Gene Should Have Ovaries Out: Study

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective... Watch »

Feb 24, 2014
Polio-Like Illness Among Children a Mystery in California

Polio-Like Illness Among Children a Mystery in California

A 4-year-old Berkeley girl is among an alarming number of California children who have experienced... Watch »

Feb 25, 2014
Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Rash Outbreaks Halt Fitbit Wristband Sales

Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after... Read »

Feb 22, 2014
How to Prevent the Measles

How to Prevent the Measles

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Feb 21, 2014
Innovative Procedure Heals Olympian's Eyesight

Innovative Procedure Heals Olympian's Eyesight

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Feb 21, 2014
Health Officials Warn of CA Measles Spike

Health Officials Warn of CA Measles Spike

Health officials are saying 2014 is "off to a very bad start" after California reported 35... Watch »

Feb 21, 2014
Teething Toys Recalled for Choking Hazard

Teething Toys Recalled for Choking Hazard

Made of soft orange rubber, the Squeeze & Teethe Monkey was sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2012... Read »

Feb 22, 2014
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