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Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM EDT

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

FDA Extends Deadline for Restaurant Calorie Labels Until 2016

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that restaurants and other establishments will now have...

Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 at 06:26 PM EDT

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

Colon Cancer Deaths Down, But Not in These Areas

While colon cancer deaths are down in the U.S., three regions still grapple with persistent colon cancer in their populations, according to American Cancer Society researchers.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 at 03:59 PM EDT

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. Most of the increase was among whites, across income levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 at 01:43 AM EDT

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 Independence Day holiday, provoking stern warnings from forecasters during what is already the deadliest...

Friday, Jul 3, 2015 at 01:54 AM EDT

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 the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman, who was not identified...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 07:45 PM EDT

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 to handle head injuries.

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 02:14 PM EDT

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."

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 02:11 PM EDT

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 worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM EDT

NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo

NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are teaming up with the four-time Super Bowl champion New York Giants for the third annual FREE family-friendly Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Quest Diagnostics.

Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 at 10:05 PM EDT

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 long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

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