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U.S. Reports First Zika Virus Death, in Puerto Rico

A man infected with Zika virus in Puerto Rico has died from complications of the infection, health officials said Friday.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:19:00 GMT
How Can Zika Kill You? Your Questions Answered

Zika virus has killed a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:26:00 GMT
Abortions Around Borders: Meet Women on Web

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts has used a ship, drones and now the web to increase access to abortions.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:13:54 GMT
Meet the Doctor Behind Abortion by Drone, Mail, Boat

When it comes to abortion access in Europe, there's one group whose entrepreneurial approach has turned heads.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:09:13 GMT
Joe Biden Demands Faster International Action on Cancer Research

Speaking about cancer research at a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, the vice president described cancer as "a constant emergency&quo

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:23:00 GMT
Belgium Is Giving Radiation Pills to Entire Population

Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population, months after ISIS bombers spied on a nuclear scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb."

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:47:33 GMT
Europe's Abortion Fight: Women Share Their Stories

What's it like to have an abortion in Europe? Women share their stories with NBC News.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:37:48 GMT
Hospital Caring for Kids 'Destroyed' by Deadly Airstrike

US blamed Syrian government for airstrike on Aleppo hospital that killed more than a dozen patients and staffers.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:59:37 GMT
First Commercial Zika Test Gets FDA OK

The first commercial U.S. test to diagnose Zika virus won emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Thursday.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:12:00 GMT
Mumps Outbreak at Harvard Threatens Graduation

A mumps outbreak at Harvard University that began in early March has climbed to 41 cases as of Thursday, and could impact the school's graduation.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:52:00 GMT
Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Blacks, Latinas

Birth rates among black and Hispanic teenagers have plunged over the past decade, but they are still far more likely than whites to have babies.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:49:00 GMT
Health Insurance Companies Set to Hike Premiums

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling acros

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:54:04 GMT
Apple Releases Software for Medical Apps

Apple is edging its way further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:28:00 GMT
British Doctors: E-Cigs Aren't All That Bad, Really

E-cigarettes are not as dangerous as traditional lit tobacco products and can be useful to help smokers quit, British doctors said Thursday.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:18:00 GMT
Doctors Aren't On Board With Italy's Abortion Law

Getting an abortion in Italy may be legal, but finding a doctor willing to perform one is anything but easy.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:55:00 GMT
Zika Was In Haiti Before It Hit Brazil: Study

The Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading fast in Brazil, a new study finds.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:59:00 GMT
U.S. Health Care Prices Are All Over the Map: Study

Health care prices are all over the map in the U.S., a new study finds.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:16:00 GMT
Kids With ADHD Do Better With Therapy First

Kids with ADHD improve faster when the first treatment is behavioral therapy rather than starting with medication, a recent study shows.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:49:00 GMT
Meet the American Peddling Abortion Pictures Abroad

It's no coincidence that the anti-abortion movement looks the same from London to Dublin to Warsaw. It's mostly California-based Gregg Cunningham.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMT
Drug Company CEO Regrets Price Hikes

The outgoing CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers he was "too aggressive" in drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:08:41 GMT
Europe's Anti-Abortion Protesters Rely on Graphic Images From U.S.

Groups like the U.K.'s Abort67 use imagery from the U.S. to protest abortion.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:51:00 GMT
Congress Struggles to Get Deal to Pay for Zika Defense

The White House said chances of a proper funding deal looked "destined to fail. Senate aides were hopeful, but House prospects looked less certain.

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:47:00 GMT
Here's Another Reason Night Shifts Ruin Your Life

Night shifts can cause heart disease, and this raised risk appears to be independent of obvious causes such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:56:00 GMT
FDA Worried Yeast Infection Drug Causes Miscarriages

The FDA said it's checking into a report that suggests a commonly used yeast infection pill may raise the risk of miscarriages and birth defects.

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:11:00 GMT
'Coat Hanger Rebellion' Grips Poland

Activists have long have decried the abortion laws in Poland, which are among the most restrictive in Europe. Their anger has now boiled over.

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:07:00 GMT
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