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Living With Microcephaly

Kansas parents describe raising two daughters with microcephaly, a condition once again in the spotlight because of the Zika virus.









Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:58:00 GMT
Rates of Dementia Might Be Going Down

"Our study offers cautious hope that some cases of dementia might be preventable or at least delayed," researchers wrote in a new report.









Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:18:00 GMT
Zika Virus Found in Fetus With Severe Birth Defect

The discovery adds more evidence that the virus, spread to humans through mosquitoes, causes the severe birth defect microcephaly.









Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:01:00 GMT
Zika Likely to Spread 'Very Rapidly', CDC Head Says

If you want to know how quickly the Zika virus will spread, just look at what happened in Puerto Rico with a related virus, chikungunya.









Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:05:00 GMT
What's Killing Americans? Guns, Cars and Drugs

Guns, vehicle crashes and drug overdoses help explain a big part of why Americans die, on average, so much younger than people in other countries.









Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:20:00 GMT
Babies With Zika-Linked Birth Defects May Have Eye Trouble

Brazilian babies born with a birth defect blamed on the Zika virus may also often have serious vision problems on top of brain damage, doctors report.









Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:52:00 GMT
Hawaii's Big Island Declares Emergency Over Dengue

The mayor of Hawaii's Big Island declared an emergency to deal with an outbreak of dengue fever.The bureaucratic move is aimed at fighting mosquitoes.









Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:19:12 GMT
USOC Denies It Advised Athletes to Skip 2016 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee strongly denied a report that it advised athletes and staff to consider skipping the Summer Olympics because of Zika.









Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:48:00 GMT
What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?

New research finds that stun guns can create short-term cognitive impairment comparable to dementia which can lead to unreliable statements to cops.









Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:07:00 GMT
Zika-Suspected Brain Defects Puzzle Doctors

Some of the birth defects being linked to Zika are especially severe, experts say.









Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:06:09 GMT
Chipotle Closes During Lunch for Food Safety Meeting

If you planned to grab a quick burrito at Chipotle on your lunch break today, you're out of luck.The Mexican fast food chain will be closed until 3 p.









Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:01:01 GMT
New Lyme Disease Bacteria Found in Midwest

Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease.This one is named Borrelia mayonii.









Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:58:00 GMT
How Does Zika Spread? 6 Things You Need to Know

Brazilian authorities have advised pregnant partygoers at Carnival, the riotous celebration that has come to symbolize Brazil, not to kiss strangers,









Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:22:00 GMT
Obama Seeks $1.8 Billion for Zika Response

The money would go for mosquito control, training programs and laboratory capacity to test for the virus, the White House said in a statement.









Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:52:00 GMT
Meet One Woman Who Drank Before She Knew She Was Pregnant

Endless glasses of crisp, delicious champagne were pouring down my throat and I wasn't even tipsy and I certainly wasn't feeling sick.









Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:20:24 GMT
CDC Urges Travelers to Use Condoms to Avoid Zika

Men who have traveled to Zika-affected zones should use a condom if they want to be absolutely sure they don't infect sex partners, federal healt









Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:03:00 GMT
Gene 'Signature' Could Lead to Early Cancer Test

The change in genetic function common to 5 types of cancer might lead to a blood test that could detect cancer earlier.









Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:44:00 GMT
Brazil Sprays for Mosquitoes As Zika Fears Threaten Carnival

Health department workers are spending the week spraying up and down the streets of Brazil's major cities, trying to kill Zika-carrying mosquitoes.









Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:32:00 GMT
Colorado Surgical Tech May Have Exposed Patients to HIV

Roughly 2,900 people who had surgery at Colorado's Swedish Medical Center are being notified that they need to be tested for HIV.









Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:59:00 GMT
Top Airlines Offer To Re-Assign Crew From Zika-Hit Routes

United and Delta and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about Zika-affected countries.









Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:42:13 GMT
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