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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:52 PM PDT

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

No Confirmed Zika Cases Linked to Olympics: WHO

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. The World Health Organization announced...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:19 PM PDT

Bill Proposing Patient Prescription Database Advances in State Legislature

Bill Proposing Patient Prescription Database Advances in State Legislature

California lawmakers are advancing a measure that cracks down on doctor shopping in response to the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:28 AM PDT

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

'They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy

Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 04:24 PM PDT

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan Boosts EpiPen Programs, Doesn't Budge on Price

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 05:07 PM PDT

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months

Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:17 PM PDT

Brain Injuries Seen in Domestic Assaults

Brain Injuries Seen in Domestic Assaults

There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:31 PM PDT

South Park Resident Free of Mosquito-Borne Illness

South Park Resident Free of Mosquito-Borne Illness

A South Park resident believed to be suffering from a mosquito-borne illness has tested negative for dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to the San Diego County Health & Human Services.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 08:33 AM PDT

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns

McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation...

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 05:53 AM PDT

Pfizer Buying Medivation in Deal Valued at About $14B

Pfizer Buying Medivation in Deal Valued at About $14B

Pfizer will pay about $14 billion in cash for the cancer drug company Medivation, a deal that will add the pricey late-stage prostate cancer treatment Xtandi to its oncology portfolio.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 07:49 AM PDT

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

The discovery of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Florida certainly isn't ideal for tourism, but local officials and business leaders are confident the long-term impact on the tourism industry will be...

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