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2nd pregnant Australian woman tests positive for Zika virus

2 hours 34 min ago
SYDNEY (AP) — A pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas — the second such case this week, health officials said Friday. 2016-02-11T14:27:00-05:00 2016-02-11T19:27:58-05:00

Venezuela confirms 3 dead from Zika complications

2 hours 34 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has confirmed the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country. 2016-02-11T17:08:00-05:00 2016-02-11T22:08:51-05:00

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

2 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. 2016-02-11T15:15:00-05:00 2016-02-11T20:15:05-05:00

CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk

2 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk. 2016-02-11T10:04:00-05:00 2016-02-11T15:04:16-05:00

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

2 hours 34 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. 2016-02-11T09:14:00-05:00 2016-02-11T14:14:16-05:00

Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine

2 hours 34 min ago
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country's health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. 2016-02-11T08:22:00-05:00 2016-02-11T13:22:51-05:00

Mystery illness sickens 174 students at Pennsylvania college

2 hours 34 min ago
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The number of students sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania has risen to over 170. 2016-02-11T08:00:00-05:00 2016-02-11T13:00:11-05:00

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

2 hours 34 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England. 2016-02-11T07:13:00-05:00 2016-02-11T12:13:28-05:00

All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons

2 hours 34 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it. 2016-02-10T16:43:00-05:00 2016-02-10T21:43:56-05:00

Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak

2 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine. 2016-02-10T13:22:00-05:00 2016-02-10T18:22:11-05:00

Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens

5 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats called Thursday for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into Republican resistance as another health issue spiraled into an election-year showdown. 2016-02-11T11:03:00-05:00 2016-02-11T16:03:28-05:00

Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

5 hours 34 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home. 2016-02-10T05:29:00-05:00 2016-02-10T10:29:00-05:00

England's junior doctors go on strike as contract talks fail

8 hours 34 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on strike after the failure of contract negotiations. 2016-02-10T01:43:00-05:00 2016-02-10T06:43:59-05:00

Babies' eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link

10 hours 34 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests. 2016-02-10T10:32:00-05:00 2016-02-10T15:32:26-05:00

Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine

12 hours 35 min ago
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. 2016-02-11T06:50:00-05:00 2016-02-11T11:50:12-05:00

Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

12 hours 35 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus. 2016-02-10T23:33:00-05:00 2016-02-11T04:33:07-05:00

Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring

12 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found. 2016-02-10T12:41:00-05:00 2016-02-10T17:41:53-05:00

India launches campaign for deworming millions of children

12 hours 35 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. 2016-02-10T03:58:00-05:00 2016-02-10T08:58:31-05:00

Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine

14 hours 34 min ago
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country's health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. 2016-02-11T04:45:00-05:00 2016-02-11T09:45:00-05:00

China reports first case of imported Zika virus

14 hours 34 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday. 2016-02-10T01:51:00-05:00 2016-02-10T06:51:44-05:00
 

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