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Zika Virus: CDC Advises Condoms, Abstinence to Stop Sexually Transmitted Cases
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:38:04 -0500
One case of sexually transmitted Zika virus was reported in Dallas.
Dad’s Viral Photo of Baby's Swollen Toe Raises Awareness of Rare Syndrome
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:59:26 -0500
One dad's photo of his baby's swollen toe is sparking conversation among parents across the Internet.
Zika Virus: Travel Companies Allow Employees to Avoid Outbreak Countries
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:09:36 -0500
Zika virus has spread throughout the Americas since early last year.
Watch: Zika Virus Outbreak: Inside the Hot Zone
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:48:30 -0500
Following the outbreak from Brazil where families are dealing with devastating effects to how it traveled to the United States.
Rare Genetic Mutation Pinpointed as Cause of Vibration-Induced Hives
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:22:07 -0500
Scientists found genetic mutation in families with rare condition.
Zika Virus Prompts Florida to Declare Emergency in 4 Counties
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:12:46 -0500
There have been nine people diagnosed with Zika virus in Florida.
Fiancee of NFL Star Dies of Ovarian Cancer at 26
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:44:20 -0500
Buffalo Bills linebacker Tony Steward mourns death of Brittany Burns.
Senators Call for Federal Updates on Zika Outbreak
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:56:33 -0500
Lawmakers want updates on the Zika virus in the United States.
Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Case Found in US
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:22:48 -0500
The case happened in Dallas County, health officials say.
Zika Virus: Everything You Need to Know
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:25:30 -0500
ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser answers your questions.
Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts Couples to Cancel 'Babymoons'
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:54:34 -0500
CDC advises pregnant women not to go to 24 countries due to Zika outbreak.
Pregnant Woman With Zika Virus in NYC
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:28:22 -0500
Those diagnosed in U.S. are believed to have contracted the virus elsewhere.
Pushing the Limits: Lessons From Ultra-Endurance Athletes
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:26:48 -0500
Learn how these elite athletes run tens of hundreds of miles.
FDA Reviewing Blood Donation Policy During Zika Outbreak
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:50:30 -0500
Viral outbreak is associated with an increase microcephaly birth defects.
Zika Virus Outbreak May Be Linked to Major Sporting Events
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:42:04 -0500
Events such as the World Cup could have facilitated the spread, scientists say.
Woman Arrested for Allegedly Faking Cancer to Raise Funds
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:12:16 -0500
Georgia woman reportedly received $25,000 in money and gifts.
Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus: Tips for Travelers
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:56:15 -0500
The virus has been associated with rise of microcephaly birth defects.
Zika Virus: 19 Diagnosed in U.S. After Traveling Abroad, 19 Infected in Puerto Rico
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:38:38 -0500
The Zika virus has been associated with a rise of birth defects in Brazil.
Blizzard Leaves Streets Empty in Normally Bustling NYC, DC
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:34:07 -0500
Massive blizzard has lead to a state of emergency in 12 states.
Blizzard Shuts Down East Coast With Possible Historic Snowfall
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:07:06 -0500
The massive weather system has so far left 15 people dead.
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New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:30:31 -0500
In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at Madison Square Garden in New York. On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, Cuomo announced that New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation. The state is joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:08:29 -0500
Cuomo said he learned on Friday of "alarming" levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan, about 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River. The governor has previously asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down the plant because of doubts over the safe evacuation of the area in the event of an accident. Cuomo said in a statement the plant's operator, Entergy Corp, has informed him the contaminated water has not migrated off the site and poses no public health risk.
Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:13:47 -0500
An Aedes aegipty female mosquito floats on stagnant water inside a tire at a used tire store in Villavicencio, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Aedes aegipty is the vector that transmits the Zika virus, and also dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya. The females lay their eggs on damp surfaces where they breed. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.

Colombia sees Guillain-Barre syndrome spike amid Zika cases
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:22:10 -0500
A Health Secretary employee fumigates against Aedes Aegypti mosquitos outside houses in Cali, Colombia, on January 28, 2015More than 22,600 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Colombia, which is seeing a sharp increase in a rare neurological disorder linked to the disease, authorities said Saturday. The news comes one day after Colombia, the country hit the second-hardest by the mosquito-borne disease after Brazil, announced three deaths which it blamed on Zika. The patients died after contracting the virus and developing the rare neurological condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, according to Colombia's National Health Institute (INS).

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:08:48 -0500
A health worker sprays mosquito repellent on a pregnant woman's arm, during a campaign to fight the spread of Zika virus in Soledad municipalityBy Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. There are so far no recorded cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Colombia, Santos said. There are 25,645 people infected with the disease in Colombia, Santos said during a TV broadcast with health officials.

Tests show few high lead readings in Ohio village's water
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:05:04 -0500
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.
U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:54:57 -0500
Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden speaks at a news conference outside a court in Houston TexasA U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue. The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings. San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over.

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:26:25 -0500
Cans of Bushman insect repellent, made by Melbourne-based Juno Laboratories Pty Ltd, sit on a shelf at a shop in central Sydney, AustraliaAustralia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among local residents were the result of travel to affected countries. Queensland's government has earmarked A$400,000 ($283,000) to boost laboratory capacity, particularly in the northeastern city of Townsville, where testing will begin on March 1. A A$1 million public education campaign will also be rolled out in the state, which is on high alert for any entry of the disease from Australia's Asian and Pacific neighbors.

Is Chipotle a riskier place to eat? Hard to know
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:12:02 -0500
A Chipotle logo is seen on a store entrance in Manhattan, New YorkBy Julie Steenhuysen and Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - In recent months, Chipotle has lost customers, sales and profits after outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that sickened more than 500 people from Seattle to Boston. The burrito chain will shut its 1,900 U.S. restaurants on Monday for a meeting with employees to review a rapid overhaul of practices that it hopes will eliminate outbreaks of E. coli, Salmonella and norovirus. Food safety investigations in the United States begin - and often end - at the local level, and some states limit the disclosure of implicated restaurants, keeping diners in the dark.

Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West - president
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:49:17 -0500
Nigeria's President Buhari arrives to address the European Parliament in StrasbourgNigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on Saturday. A former army ruler from the 1980s who returned to power as a civilian after winning an election in March last year, Buhari has the image of an ascetic disciplinarian keen to tackle his country's persistent problems with crime and corruption. "Some Nigerians' claim is that life is too difficult back home," he was quoted as telling the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

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BBC Health News
Zika 'linked to nerve disorder deaths'
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:56:09 GMT
Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.
New drive for 'paperless' NHS
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:02:40 GMT
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.
FGM victims to get mental health care
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:25:25 GMT
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.
Bed-blocking 'costing NHS £900m a year'
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:11:36 GMT
Delays in discharging patients out of hospitals in England is a "major problem", a report on how to save £5bn of NHS's annual budget by 2020 says.
MPs question value of Cancer Drugs Fund
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:08:33 GMT
A special NHS fund for cancer medicines in England needs to be managed more effectively, says a committee of MPs.
Department of Health to cut 650 jobs
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:41:15 GMT
The Department of Health is to cut about 650 jobs to reduce running costs.
First Zika pregnancy case in Europe
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:28:01 GMT
Spain confirms that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.
Colombia warns on Zika baby risk
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:45:46 GMT
Health officials in Colombia are warning that as many as 600 babies could be born with microcephaly this year.
Cancer death rates down by 10%
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:43:04 GMT
Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by about 10% in the past 10 years, but actual numbers of cancer deaths are still on the rise.
Bereaved parent care 'must improve'
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:51:26 GMT
Bereavement services for families whose babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth are "not good enough", a government health minister has said.
Deaths on Britain's roads up by 3%
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:07:58 GMT
Some 1,780 people died on Britain's roads last year - 49 more than the previous year, new figures show.
'Suicide prevention app' trial
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:43:46 GMT
An NHS mental health trust is working with US researchers to develop an app that may stop people from killing themselves.
Bed-bug DNA scanned for vulnerabilities
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:34:07 GMT
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the bed bug to help work out how to eliminate the pest, which has been developing resistance to existing insecticide sprays.
Brain wrinkles replicated in a jar
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:44:06 GMT
Scientists recreate the furrows of a human brain using a simple two-layered gel model, showing that the brain's folds have physical origins.
NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:46:52 GMT
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:31:05 GMT
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Care in the UK: The costs you face
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:10:11 GMT
As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.
VIDEO: Will Zika affect Rio's Olympics?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:53:02 GMT
Six months before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, officials are reassuring athletes and visitors that the city is safe - despite the ongoing Zika outbreak.
VIDEO: 'I never thought he would take his own life'
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:33:52 GMT
Rebecca Gibson's husband took his own life in October 2014. She told the BBC what happened.
VIDEO: Timeline: How Zika virus took hold
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:13:50 GMT
How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?
BBC Health News
USA Today Health News
Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
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