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Researchers: Coffee naps are the best way to maximize alertness

If you're sleepy, taking a nap or drinking coffee can help refresh and reenergize you. But new research says combining the two into a "coffee nap" can help even more.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 04:46am EDT

Stress, exhaustion could have big impact on skin

Fifty percent of women deal with skin flare-ups long after they leave their teenage years.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 04:31am EDT

Fairfax County boy tests positive for whooping cough

Other local families are concerned that their children were exposed as well.

Sunday - 08/31/2014, 10:53pm EDT
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Whooping cough potentially fatal for infants

Whooping cough, which is dangerous enough for older children, could kill newborn babies.

Sunday - 08/31/2014, 01:46pm EDT

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Beware of giant snails! USDA seizes more than 1,200 African snails that eat buildings, crops

Sunday - 08/31/2014, 01:26pm EDT

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Tripping on treadmills? Scientists make seniors slip in lab to see if it can stop future falls

Sunday - 08/31/2014, 01:26pm EDT

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

First-of-a-kind Novartis heart failure drug saves lives, cuts hospitalizations in big study

Sunday - 08/31/2014, 03:12am EDT

Boy who won ESPY for TD run now in cancer trial

Boy who received national acclaim for TD in 2013 Nebraska game now in children's cancer trial

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 08:20pm EDT

Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

Missing 5-year-old British boy with brain tumor found in Spain

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 06:18pm EDT

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

Liberian Ebola survivor calls for more experimental drug to be sent to Africa; blockade lifted

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 05:58pm EDT

1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

Health officials confirm 1st case of West Nile virus in Maryland this year

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 05:40pm EDT

Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

Lawsuit seeks to compel soccer leaders to change safety rules with aim of reducing concussions

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 12:20pm EDT

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care may surpass office-based treatment for some patients: Study

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 11:24am EDT

EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

Environmental Protection Agency staff says smog rules should be up to 20 percent stronger

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 05:10am EDT

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

Liberia to lift cordon around slum neighborhood sealed off to stop Ebola's spread

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 04:36am EDT

Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Jury finds Mississippi woman guilty of murder in illicit silicone buttocks injection

Friday - 08/29/2014, 11:00pm EDT

HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off

Porn group calls off production moratorium after performer's HIV test proves false positive

Friday - 08/29/2014, 09:30pm EDT

California mentally ill inmates get special units

California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment

Friday - 08/29/2014, 08:30pm EDT

Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide

Former deputy charged with killing wife, sister-in-law in Wisconsin

Friday - 08/29/2014, 08:08pm EDT
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