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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:38 PM EDT

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus, NBC News reported. Quest Diagnostics will use the same method that government labs use to look...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 05:55 PM EDT

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Teen Birth Rates Drop Among Blacks, Hispanics: CDC

Birth rates among black and Hispanic teenagers have fallen dramatically over the past decade, but they’re still more likely to have babies compared to their white peers, according to a new report, NBC News...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:07 PM EDT

Cheaper & Designer Sunglasses Give Full UV Protection

Cheaper & Designer Sunglasses Give Full UV Protection

Cheap sunglasses and expensive designer eyewear deliver the same amount of UV protection, according to an investigation conducted by the “Today” show. University of California, Berkeley, optometrist Dr.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 07:45 PM EDT

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

Zika Was in Haiti Before Brazil: Study

A new study shows the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading in Brazil, NBC News reported. The team checked out three mysterious infections in...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 06:23 PM EDT

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

US Health Care Costs All Over the Map: Study

Health care prices vary in different parts of the U.S., according to a new study that digs into the pattern of costs around the country, NBC News reported. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute...

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 01:02 PM EDT

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

Valeant CEO to Tell Congress He Regrets Drug Price Hikes

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and regrets drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according...

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