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Cities That Get the Most, Least Sleep: Report

Cities That Get the Most, Least Sleep: Report

Where you live could determine how much you sleep, according to new data. Watch »

Jul 8, 2015
Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S.: Report

Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Watch »

Jul 7, 2015
Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Lightning Threat Looms as Storms Sweep U.S.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening a huge swath of the U.S. from eastern Texas to the Carolinas over the... Read »

Jul 4, 2015
Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Read »

Jul 3, 2015
World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

World Cup Collision Sparks Concussion Concerns

Like many contact sports only recently coming to terms with the long-term risks of concussions, soccer has struggled... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

Some People Seeking Sunburns - Just for the 'Art'

While most people avoid sunburns at all costs, there are some who welcome them, all in the name of "art." Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study

Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Drinking Too Much Water While Exercising Could be Dangerous

Drinking Too Much Water While Exercising Could be Dangerous

A recently released report suggests drinking too much water while exercising could do more harm than good. Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer's

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the... Read »

Jun 28, 2015
Illinois County Bans Electronic Cigarettes

Illinois County Bans Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in almost all Ogle County public and work places starting July 1. Read »

Jun 26, 2015
California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California Vaccine Bill Clears Major Hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be... Read »

Jun 25, 2015
4 Arrested on Drug Charges Tied to Indiana HIV Outbreak

4 Arrested on Drug Charges Tied to Indiana HIV Outbreak

Four people accused of distributing a painkiller linked to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history have been... Read »

Jun 25, 2015
State Takes Action Against

State Takes Action Against "Miracle Treatment" For Kids

Illinois Attorney General steps in to prohibit former Chicagoan from advocating use of “Miracle Mineral Solution,”... Watch »

Jun 24, 2015
Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him

A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him... Watch »

Jun 25, 2015
Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled

A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in... Read »

Jun 24, 2015
GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold for Meat in France

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change: WH

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air... Read »

Jun 23, 2015
Skinny Jeans Land

Skinny Jeans Land "Fashion Victim" in Hospital for Days

An Australian woman was hospitalized for four days after her skinny jeans cut off the blood flow to her calves and... Read »

Jun 27, 2015
City Hosts Celebration of Yoga

City Hosts Celebration of Yoga

People around the globe see yoga as a tool for global health and peace. NBC Chicgao's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Jun 22, 2015
General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills to Drop Artificial Ingredients in Cereal

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing... Read »

Jun 22, 2015

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