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FDA approves appetite-zapping implant for obese patients

FDA approves appetite-zapping implant for obese patientsThe Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted in the abdomen to stimulate the vagus nerve, which signals to the brain that the stomach is empty or full.
  • News
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Device lets you hear with your tongue

Device lets you hear with your tongueIn a lab at Colorado State University, scientists are working on something extraordinary: a state-of-the-art device that would allow the hearing impaired to process sound through their tongues.
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health Alert

Know the dangers of smoke inhalation

Know the dangers of smoke inhalationAs we see from Monday's footage at the L'Enfant Plaza metro, smoke inhalation should be treated swiftly to avoid casualties
  • Health Alert
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Doctors optimistic about new regimens for appendix cancer patients

Doctors optimistic about new regimens for appendix cancer patientsThe cancer that Stuart Scott battled is extremely rare, with only 1,000 cases in the U.S. per year. Experts are still learning more about the condition.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health Alert

Experts: Beware of hypothermia & frostbite

Experts: Beware of hypothermia & frostbiteLocal communities offer shelter for those who need a warm place to stay
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

9 measles cases linked to Disney Theme Parks in California

9 measles cases linked to Disney Theme Parks in CaliforniaNine cases of measles are being linked back to Disney Theme Parks in California.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Women, it's that time of the month to quit smoking

Women, it's that time of the month to quit smokingA new study from the University of Montreal found that a woman's menstrual cycle has a significant effect on nicotine cravings
  • Health
  • 3 weeks ago
Health Alert

Experts: Don't send child back to school with flu symptoms

Experts: Don't send child back to school with flu symptomsHealth experts said if your child is experiencing any symptoms, you need to keep them at home.
  • Health Alert
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Principal pens letter after Loudoun County 5th grader dies from flu

Principal pens letter after Loudoun County 5th grader dies from fluLoudoun County school officials say a fifth grader died Friday from flu complications.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Family Health: Celebrating change in the New Year

Family Health: Celebrating change in the New YearAfter making a pledge to change her life 3 years ago, Mary lost 150 pounds. She gets to celebrate her triumphs at the beginning of each year.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 20152015 is the first year all taxpayers have to report to the IRS whether they had health insurance for the previous year
  • Health
  • 4 weeks ago
Holidays

Party too hard? Here are 147-year-old hangover cures

Party too hard? Here are 147-year-old hangover curesFor many New Year's Day marks not only the beginning of new resolutions but also a headache from too many drinks the night before.
  • Holidays
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Obama aide: We're near pivot point in Ebola fight

Obama aide: We're near pivot point in Ebola fightPresident Obama's top adviser on the fight against Ebola says signs are good in the United State.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
MD News

Director appointed to Md. medical marijuana commission

Director appointed to Md. medical marijuana commissionThe Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission has announced the appointment of its first executive director.
  • MD News
  • 1 month ago
Health

Healthy dessert eating for a gluten-free holiday season

Healthy dessert eating for a gluten-free holiday seasonThe creators of CharmedBar tell WUSA9's Andrea Roane how they keep flour, sugars, and gluten out of their desserts.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

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.
  • Health
  • 1 month 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.
  • Health Alert
  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month 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.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 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.
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 1 week 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.
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 1 week 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.
  • DC News
  • 1 month, 1 week 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.
  • Bethesda
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Woman with multiple personalities hopes for acceptance

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

Miracle baby saved with first-ever treatment

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