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FDA clears Novo Nordisk's weight loss drug Saxenda

FDA clears Novo Nordisk's weight loss drug SaxendaLiraglutide is part of a new group of medicines, called GLP-1 agonists, that are designed to spur the pancreas to create extra insulin after meals.
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  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Health Alert

Using technology to restore sight

Using technology to restore sightDoctors implant a microscopic chip to restore vision to a local man who could not see.
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  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
News

FDA recommends lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

FDA recommends lifting ban on blood donations from gay menU.S. health officials are recommending an end to America's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men
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  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Health

PHOTOS: Demonstrators rally for cancer research funding

PHOTOS: Demonstrators rally for cancer research fundingDemonstrators rally for more funding for childhood cancer research.
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  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
News

Rally at NIH to be held in memory of Mathias Gordiano

Rally at NIH to be held in memory of Mathias GordianoA rally for childhood cancer research is being held outside the National Institutes of Health
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  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Health

Winter health woes: How to protect your body and mind

Winter health woes: How to protect your body and mindWelcome to winter, a season notoriously hard on bodies and minds.
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  • 1 week ago
Nation

5 things to know: Alcohol calories on menus

5 things to know: Alcohol calories on menusWant to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you're about to order? You might be able to find out just by reading the menu.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

We were tricked into thinking carrots improve vision

We were tricked into thinking carrots improve visionEating lots of carrots will improve your vision, right? Not exactly, the American Chemical Society explains in a new video.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
DC News

High sugar prices leave bitter taste for some

High sugar prices leave bitter taste for someFor U.S. bakeries, candy makers and other users of sugar, the high price of the sweet commodity has left them with a bitter taste.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Bethesda

NIH patient exposed to Ebola released

NIH patient exposed to Ebola releasedThe NIH Clinical Center discharged the patient exposed to Ebola, who was admitted to the hospital on December 11.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Woman with multiple personalities hopes for acceptance

Woman with multiple personalities hopes for acceptanceChristine Pattillo shares her mind with six other personalities.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Miracle baby saved with first-ever treatment

Miracle baby saved with first-ever treatmentA Minnesota couple is sharing their story of hope.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Nurse treated at NIH does not have Ebola

Nurse treated at NIH does not have EbolaAn American nurse who has been exposed to Ebola and is receiving treatment at NIH does not have the virus.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Caffeine to Viagra: Medications that can save preemies

Caffeine to Viagra: Medications that can save preemiesWhile Viagra is not FDA-approved for use in newborns, it can be used in the intensive care setting.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Pharmacy owners arrested in '12 meningitis outbreak

Pharmacy owners arrested in '12 meningitis outbreakThe co-founders of the New England Compounding Center were arrested in Massachusetts.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Flu forces entire school district to close

Flu forces entire school district to closeThe fast-spreading flu in Georgia forcing an entire school system to shut down and start winter break early.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize

Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalizeMarijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Mighty Moms of Walter Reed

Mighty Moms of Walter ReedCaregivers of Wounded Warriors Form Unbreakable Bond
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Fitness gadgets are hot items this holiday season

Fitness gadgets are hot items this holiday seasonThe fitness bands measure everything from from activity level, heart rate, and sleep.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Nation

Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

Crunch time again for health insurance sign-upsPresident Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Patient with Ebola exposure admitted to NIH

Patient with Ebola exposure admitted to NIHThe National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. is treating a patient with exposure to the Ebola virus.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Entertainment

Choir of Alzheimer's patients sings tunes from memory

Choir of Alzheimer's patients sings tunes from memoryFor one generation it's "Lion Sleeps Tonight", for another "Call Me Maybe." They're the songs that get stuck in our heads – and not nearly so annoying when placed in the context of a choir made up of Alzheimer's patients.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Public rest rooms no more germy than at home, study finds

Public rest rooms no more germy than at home, study findsMany people envision public rest rooms as filthy and crawling with nasty germs.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Video visits blocked despite doctor shortage

Video visits blocked despite doctor shortageVideoconferencing doctors could help solve the problem of hospital closings but proponents say states move too slowly in allowing it.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Health Alert

Shoulder replacements are becoming more popular

Shoulder replacements are becoming more popularKnee and hip replacements are very common but new shoulders are the fastest growing form of bionic joints.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
DC News

Fighting Ebola: $1 Million from Taiwan to CDC Foundation

Fighting Ebola: $1 Million from Taiwan to CDC FoundationMr. Charles Stokes, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation says the $1 million donation will fund CDC's efforts in fighting Ebola in West Africa. The funds are a part of the public/private partnership that helps the U.S. government respond to the Ebola crisis with...
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Addicted Nurses: Va. investigation reveals drug abuse is rampant

Addicted Nurses: Va. investigation reveals drug abuse is rampantA startling investigation reveals that hundreds of nurses in the state have been disciplined for drug abuse.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

DC hosts Ebola summit to help halt virus' spread

DC hosts Ebola summit to help halt virus' spreadThe summit is being held Friday at the Washington Convention Center in northwest Washington.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Features

Baby weighing 13 pounds 13 ounces born

Baby weighing 13 pounds 13 ounces bornA woman was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl this week that weighed 13 pound 13 ounces.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health Alert

Diabetics have a higher risk of developing heart disease

Diabetics have a higher risk of developing heart diseaseExperts remind diabetes to stay vigilant in managing diabetes to avoid complications.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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