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Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 03:33 PM PST

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 02:37 PM PST

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:17 AM PST

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meant to caution women about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 02:28 PM PST

Tx. Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

Tx. Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:37 PM PST

Few Zika Samples Being Shared by Brazil: Officials

Few Zika Samples Being Shared by Brazil: Officials

U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed to answer the most worrying question about the Zika outbreak: whether the virus...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:32 PM PST

San Diego Man, 62, Dies from H1N1

 San Diego Man, 62, Dies from H1N1

A 62-year-old San Diego man died last week from the H1N1 strain of influenza, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

For decades, the Zika virus has seemed harmless. But with more birth defects in Brazil and the possibility of transmission through sexual contact, health experts are now trying to answer more questions about the...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:24 AM PST

Special Section: What to Know About Zika

Special Section: What to Know About Zika

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:34 AM PST

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Boston researchers say former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE. Boston University confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday after it was first reported in the New York Times. Stabler...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:12 AM PST

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according...

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