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Ingredients To Watch Out For In Your Cosmetics

Americans, in general, spend almost $40 billion a year trying to look good. The cosmetic market represents about 15 percent of the beauty industry and includes anything from lipstick to nail polish. But what’s in this stuff and how is it made?

05/22/2014

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2nd Measles Case Confirmed In Northern Virginia

Health officials in northern Virginia have confirmed a second case of measles in the area.

05/21/2014

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Study: Chemicals In Soaps, Toys, Sunscreens May Inhibit Sperm

They’re chemicals found in everyday products — but new research says they may have a harmful effect on fertility.

05/16/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

World Health Organization: MERS Virus Is Not An Emergency

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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‘Bionic Eye’ Gives Blind Man Renewed Eyesight

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

04/23/2014

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D.C. Again Extends Deadline to Enroll in Health Plans

The District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty.

04/16/2014

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New Watches Can Warn People When They Are Getting Sunburn

Earlier this month, London hosted the Wearable Tech Show; and many new watches were on display.

03/24/2014

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