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  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:10:28 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Spray tans may have harmful effects

    Spray tans could lead to long-term health problems

    If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
    Millions of Americas pay hundreds of dollars each year to have their bodies tanned. If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
  • Chronic nail biters, beware

    Chronic nail biting could signal a psychological disorder

    Host Lead It's one of the most COMMON nervous habits…but one that can be CAUSE for CONCERN. About 30-percent of children…and 15-percent of adults are NAIL BITERS. This quirk isn't skin deep…for some
    It's one of the most common nervous habits, but one that can be cause for concern. About 30 percent of all children and 15 percent of adults are nail biters. But this quirk isn't skin deep -- for some people, it's a sign of a much deeper issue.
  • Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Monday, May 6 2013 2:45 PM EDT2013-05-06 18:45:09 GMT
    Before your next visit to the casino, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
    It has been almost a year since the opening of Toledo's Hollywood Casino, and Ohio is still buzzing over games with additional new casinos in Cleveland and Columbus. Before you go, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
  • Mouse droppings cause disease

    Mouse droppings cause respiratory disease

    Mice are one of the most resilient mammals living on the planet. Some people have them as pets, and they're also used in laboratory experiments. If wild mice get inside your house, they can potentially
    If wild mice find a way inside your home, they can potentially cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your drywall and insulation. They can also transmit a harmful disease which can cause death in humans. 
  • Bacteria in your belly button may be good for you

    Bacteria growing in your belly button is good for you

    According to a new study conducted at North Carolina State University (NCSU), we could all be doing a lot more harm than good by trying to get extra clean especially if you're using some form of anti-bacterial
    According to a new study at North Carolina State University, we could be doing a lot more harm than good by trying to get extra clean especially if by using some form of anti-bacterial soap.
  • Does lip balm dry out your lips?

    Do lip balm products dry out your lips?

    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a
    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a brand that works.
  • Glendale teen paralyzed after freak beach accident

    Glendale teen paralyzed after freak beach accident

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:21:04 GMT
    A Glendale teen is paralyzed from the waist down after a freak accident at a beach in Hawaii. It happened while the boy was vacationing with his family.
    A Glendale teen is paralyzed from the waist down after a freak accident at a beach in Hawaii. It happened while the boy was vacationing with his family.
  • Health

    Antivenin medication could take a bite out of your wallet

    Antivenin medication could take a bite out of your wallet

    A single snakebite can suck the life out of a person if not treated in time, and the vials of antivenin needed to save a victim's life can suck thousands of dollars from their wallet.
    A single snakebite can suck the life out of a person if not treated in time, and the vials of antivenin needed to save a victim's life can suck thousands of dollars from their wallet.
  • Wiping the "sleep" from your eyes

    Why not to wipe the "sleep" from your eyes

    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, but no matter what you call it, the gunk keeps
    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, and no matter what you call it, it always appears after you've awoken.
  • The deadliest snake in North America

    The deadliest snake in North America

    SOURCE: ThinkstockSOURCE: Thinkstock
    About 12 Americans die every year from venomous snake bites. But hundreds more are bitten and survive only because they receive life-saving antivenin in the nick of time.
    Flooding can bring snakes to the surface of your yard, but this one is especially dangerous! America Now Expert Jules Sylvester shows how you can spot it, and what to do if you get bitten.
  • Should you buy meds abroad?

    Buying prescription drugs in Mexico

    Because of the high price of prescription medication, many Americans head south of the border to buy their medicine. They say what Las Vegas is to gambling, Mexico is now to pharmacies.  As soon as you
    Because of the high price of prescription medication, many Americans head south of the border to buy their medicine.
  • Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
  • ONLY ON 5: Denise Oher shares her side of 'The Blind Side'

    ONLY ON 5: Denise Oher shares her side of 'The Blind Side'

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 1:25 PM EST2013-02-05 18:25:42 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A Downtown Super Bowl Party had a special guest Sunday. That guest being Denise Oher, the biological mother of Baltimore Ravens starting tackle Michael Oher. Michael's life story inspired the
    For the first time, Michael Oher's biological  mother is opening up and sharing her story. 
  • "Mito Kids" fight a deadly disease

    "Mito Kids:" Little soldiers fighting a deadly disease

    Mitochondrial Disease is a terrible disease you've probably never heard of, but one that can dramatically shorten a child's life. Healthy babies who suddenly stop growing, loose muscle tone and start
    Mitochondrial Disease is a debilitating medical condition most people have never heard of, but one that can dramatically shorten a child's life.
  • Safety

    Good Samaritans may face legal consequences

    Good Samaritans may face legal consequences

    All 50 states have Good Samaritan laws, but it may surprise you to know that in some states, you could be fined for not helping someone in need -- or sued if you do.
    In any neighborhood across America, you'll likely find a 'good Samaritan' helping someone in need. All 50 states have Good Samaritan laws, but America Now has learned that in some states, you could be fined for not helping someone in need -- or sued if you do!
  • Safety

    Foreign objects in your food

    What to do if a foreign object shows up in your food

    If you discovered a foreign object in something you were eating, would you know what to do?
    We've all heard horror stories of fingers and other foreign objects showing up in food, but would you know what to do if it happened to you?
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