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Pregnancy and childbirth
July 29, 2016
Declaration helps Florida mosquito control
The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Puerto Rico health officials are reporting a total of ...
July 25, 2016
Doctors urged to check pregnant women for Zika at each visit
U.S. health officials are strongly urging doctors to ask all pregnant women about a possible Zika infection at every checkup.
July 18, 2016
In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus
A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical ...
July 15, 2016
Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of ...
July 12, 2016
Sage Therapeutics surges on postpartum depression drug study
A drug to treat severe postpartum depression showed positive results in a mid-stage study, sending shares developer Sage ...
July 09, 2016
1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US
A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the ...
June 21, 2016
NIH begins large study of pregnant women in Zika-hit areas
Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin ...
June 17, 2016
CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects
Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is ...
June 16, 2016
CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US
Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first ...
June 15, 2016
Zika infections late in pregnancy led to no defects in study
Women infected with the Zika virus late in their pregnancies had babies with no apparent birth defects, according to a study ...
June 15, 2016
Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs
Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to ...
June 09, 2016
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since ...
June 01, 2016
Baby born in US to Honduran mom with Zika has birth defect
A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her ...
May 31, 2016
UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought
The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women ...
May 26, 2016
CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday ...
May 25, 2016
Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 ...
May 20, 2016
Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method
The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the ...
May 17, 2016
Mom who poisoned, then drowned 2 kids gets 8 years in prison
A former teacher who laced her two young children's grape juice with windshield wiper fluid, then drowned them in a bathtub ...
May 13, 2016
Puerto Rico reports 1st Zika-related microcephaly case
The first Zika-related microcephaly case acquired on U.S. soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico as concerns grow over an ...
May 06, 2016
All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball
Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do ...