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April 13, 2016
CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said ...
April 13, 2016
Olympic officials: Rio won't be scarred by politics, graft
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won't be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a $3 ...
March 30, 2016
CDC expands range of Zika mosquito into parts of Northeast
The mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought — but that ...
March 28, 2016
Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases
The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before ...
March 24, 2016
Report: Longstanding decline in TB cases has stalled
For the first time in more than two decades, the rate of newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases is not dropping, U.S.
March 15, 2016
What patients can do when doctors opt for risky painkillers
New federal guidelines are out for doctors who prescribe powerful prescription painkillers, aimed at curbing their abuse and ...
March 15, 2016
CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according ...
March 11, 2016
Things to know about GMO mosquito test proposed in Florida
The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically ...
March 03, 2016
CDC: Superbugs cause 1 in 7 infections caught in hospitals
Supergerms cause 1 out of 7 infections caught in hospitals, health officials said Thursday. The bugs include the staph ...
February 26, 2016
CDC: Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US
Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States, including one who gave birth to a baby with ...
February 11, 2016
CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk
The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there ...
February 10, 2016
Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak
New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say ...
February 05, 2016
CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms
U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have ...
January 26, 2016
Research begins into possibility of a vaccine for Zika virus
The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of ...
January 19, 2016
CDC: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas
U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a ...
January 05, 2016
Health agency takes on advertising for electronic cigarettes
The nation's lead public health agency on Tuesday focused its attack on electronic cigarettes on the issue of advertising, ...
December 29, 2015
Guinea declared free of Ebola, step to end spread of disease
The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak over in Guinea Tuesday, a huge step in the fight against the ...
December 10, 2015
Painkillers, heroin drive increase in US overdose deaths
Drug overdoses rose again last year, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and powerful prescription painkillers, according ...