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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 09:56 PM CDT

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

Zika virus is going to start spreading in the United States and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. It probably won't spread much — most areas in the U.S. don't have the right conditions...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 05:07 PM CDT

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods said Monday it's expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables after several people have become sick with listeria infections. Eight people have...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 09:45 AM CDT

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Monday that the voluntary recall...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 04:17 PM CDT

'Biggest Loser' Study Shows How Your Body Fights Against Weight Loss

'Biggest Loser' Study Shows How Your Body Fights Against Weight Loss

Your body doesn't want you to lose all that weight. A study that followed 14 of the 16 contestants from Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser" six years after the season ended has detailed just how the body...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 06:20 AM CDT

Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts

Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts

The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. Many cases have probably been missed because babies looked normal when they were born, NBC News...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 07:34 PM CDT

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

The Zika virus is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus, but it did kill a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus, which is spreading across...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 02:30 PM CDT

New Study Finds Spanking Can Lead to Worse Behavior in Kids

New Study Finds Spanking Can Lead to Worse Behavior in Kids

A new study on spanking has found the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 09:11 AM CDT

Superheroes Drop In At Local Hospitals

Superheroes Drop In At Local Hospitals

In honor of National Superhero Day, a group of true superheroes got out their masks and capes and made their way to hospitals across the country and in Chicago. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports.

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 09:38 PM CDT

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus, NBC News reported. Quest Diagnostics will use the same method that government labs use to look...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 04:55 PM CDT

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Birth rates among black and Hispanic teenagers have fallen dramatically over the past decade, but they’re still more likely to have babies compared to their white peers, according to a new report, NBC News...

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