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Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:27 AM PST

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:23 AM PST

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 09:26 AM PST

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 05:51 AM PST

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning. Dr. Carol Tamminga, who is leading the study at UTSW,...

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 02:01 AM PST

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

A pregnant woman was diagnosed with Zika virus after visiting a country stricken with the mosquito-borne illness that may cause birth defects, New York City health officials say.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 02:10 PM PST

Insect Linked to Zika Detected in San Diego County

Insect Linked to Zika Detected in San Diego County

The insect believed to be linked to the fast-spreading, highly-publicized Zika virus has been detected in San Diego, health officials confirm, but there have not been any local cases of the disease reported.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 03:23 AM PST

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

At least six people died from carbon monoxide poisoning since a massive snowstorm swept through the East Coast last week. The deaths included 23-year-old Sasha Bonilla, a New Jersey mother, and her 1-year...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM PST

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 04:01 PM PST

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil’s Health Ministry reported fewer confirmed cases of a rare brain defect that may be tied to the Zika virus, NBC News reported. In new figures released Wednesday, only 270 of 4,180 suspected cases...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 11:53 AM PST

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency...

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