Eating junk food may hinder deep sleep, study says
Participants were given both healthy and unhealthy diets at random times and their sleep schedules were monitored to see what, if any, connection there was between diet and sleep.
'Poison in every puff': Canada to print warning labels on individual cigarettes
Canada will soon become the first country in the world where warning labels must appear on individual cigarettes.
FOX 5's top picks for a pool party playlist
The temperatures are heating up and you may be looking to keep it cool by the pool. FOX 5 has compiled the top recommendations from your favorite on-air talent.
Sweden close to becoming first 'smoke-free' country in Europe
Many experts give credit to decades of anti-smoking campaigns and legislation, while others point to the prevalence of "snus," a smokeless tobacco product that's marketed in Sweden as an alternative to cigarettes.
Study suggests foods with this compound could help boost memory
According to the study, Red wine, black and green tea, dark chocolate, beans, kale, watercress, onions and fruits like cherries, blackberries, black grapes and apples contain healthy levels of this compound.
Performance-related pay possibly linked to chronic stress, higher risk of substance abuse, study finds
Researchers in Scotland suggests that employees who work for bonuses or incentives face higher levels of chronic stress due to the pressure to meet performance targets.
What is human metapneumovirus? Doctors explain HMPV symptoms
Human metapneumovirus, or HMPV, spiked this spring, sending young children and seniors to the hospital. Here's what health experts say about what you need to know and should keep an eye out for.
Sick workers linked to 40% of restaurant food poisoning outbreaks, CDC says
Norovirus and salmonella, germs that can cause severe illness, were the most common cause of 800 outbreaks.
Poor eating habits in college can lead to long-term health problems, study suggests
A recent study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a concerning connection between poor diet during college years and adverse health outcomes.
Strong leg muscles possibly linked to improved health results after a heart attack, study finds
Researchers tested people who experienced heart attacks and learned that patients with stronger leg muscles displayed better health results compared to those with weaker leg muscles.
Cases of human metapneumovirus spiked this spring, CDC says – what is it?
Most have mild cases of this lesser-known virus, but some may have complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Here’s what to know.
Artificial intelligence model to help scientists predict whether breast cancer will spread
Oncologists in the U.K. have developed an AI model to help predict whether aggressive forms of breast cancer will spread based on changes in a patient’s lymph nodes.
MSG myths: Why this food additive gets a bad rap
For more than five decades, MSG has been cast as a food additive that can make you sick, despite repeated studies proving otherwise.
DC celebrates start of 2023 outdoor pool season
The District is celebrating the start of outdoor pool season Friday.
Kansas City firefighter uses Heimlich maneuver to help choking fan at Washington Nationals game
A Kansas City firefighter and nurse who was at a Washington Nationals Wednesday night used the Heimlich maneuver to help save the life of a person who was choking.
Shortage of chemotherapy drugs in U.S. leaves doctors to make tough decisions
Lawmakers say the country is only using half of its drug manufacturing capacity right now.
VA to require workers to come into the office more this fall
The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new plan to get workers based in D.C. back in person by this fall.
Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID-19 pill, gets full FDA approval
U.S. health regulators have given full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill Paxlovid.
1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron, key symptoms identified, US study finds
A U.S. study suggests 1 in 10 people are getting long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic.
Paralyzed man regains this 'simple pleasure' thanks to AI 'digital bridge'
A paralyzed man has regained the ability to walk thanks to artificial intelligence-powered implants that re-established communication between the brain and spinal cord, researchers said.