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Sushi restaurant workers tested for Hepatitis A

1 hour 45 min ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A sushi restaurant employee believed to have been infected in a hepatitis A outbreak on the island of Oahu is recovering while almost all other staff members are cleared for work. 2016-07-30T11:04:00-04:00 2016-07-30T15:04:18-04:00

More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone

1 hour 45 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — As word spread that Miami's hippest neighborhood was now considered ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika virus in the U.S. mainland, many residents vowed to take precautions, local officials urged tourists not to change travel plans and mosquito-control workers geared up for war against the pests. 2016-07-29T23:46:00-04:00 2016-07-30T03:46:23-04:00

The Latest: Senator seeks reconvening of Congress over Zika

1 hour 45 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2016-07-29T12:39:00-04:00 2016-07-29T16:39:58-04:00

Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

1 hour 45 min ago
Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away. 2016-07-29T10:33:00-04:00 2016-07-29T14:33:07-04:00

Homegrown Zika raises more questions about the evolving risk

1 hour 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homegrown mosquitoes apparently have infected four people in the Miami area with Zika and now it's up to tried-and-true public health measures to stamp out the birth defect-causing virus before it spreads. 2016-07-29T10:19:00-04:00 2016-07-29T14:19:15-04:00

Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know

1 hour 45 min ago
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study. 2016-07-29T06:36:00-04:00 2016-07-29T10:36:18-04:00

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

1 hour 45 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. 2016-07-28T14:06:00-04:00 2016-07-28T18:06:48-04:00

Army secretary touts importance of mental health

1 hour 45 min ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need. 2016-07-27T18:38:00-04:00 2016-07-27T22:38:31-04:00

To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk

1 hour 45 min ago
LONDON (AP) — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. 2016-07-28T07:30:00-04:00 2016-07-28T11:30:03-04:00

Anthem prepping for hardball fight with feds over Cigna deal

1 hour 45 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball. 2016-07-27T12:10:00-04:00 2016-07-27T16:10:35-04:00

Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

3 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. 2016-07-27T06:00:00-04:00 2016-07-27T10:00:20-04:00

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:10pm
MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. 2016-07-29T15:55:00-04:00 2016-07-29T19:55:05-04:00

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 3:10pm
MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. 2016-07-29T12:59:00-04:00 2016-07-29T16:59:23-04:00

Declaration helps Florida mosquito control

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:10am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2016-07-29T10:25:00-04:00 2016-07-29T14:25:49-04:00

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading Zika in U.S.

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:10am
MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, Florida officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. 2016-07-29T11:00:00-04:00 2016-07-29T15:00:09-04:00

White House: Congress should get back to work on Zika

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:10am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2016-07-29T09:04:00-04:00 2016-07-29T13:04:09-04:00

Mosquitoes suspected in 2 new mysterious Florida Zika cases

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four. 2016-07-27T14:30:00-04:00 2016-07-27T18:30:46-04:00

Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on Legionnaires' cases

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:10am
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died. 2016-07-27T14:58:00-04:00 2016-07-27T18:58:10-04:00

ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene's connection to the progressive disease. 2016-07-27T07:46:00-04:00 2016-07-27T11:46:50-04:00

Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:10am
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that not all such babies are doomed to die. 2016-07-26T13:01:00-04:00 2016-07-26T17:01:31-04:00
 

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