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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 02:32 PM EDT

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

New Zika Studies Reveal Invisible Damage to Babies

Zika virus causes different types of brain damage in babies, not just microcephaly, according to two new reports. Brazilian researchers found as many as one in five babies born with brain damage caused by Zika...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 07:43 PM EDT

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Biden Threatens Funding Cut if Cancer Trials Conceal Results

Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 07:35 PM EDT

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A Little Butter Won't Kill You, Study Says

A little butter isn't going to kill anyone, but it's not a health food, nutrition experts said in a study released Wednesday. "I would say butter is neither good nor bad," Laura Pimpin of the Friedman School of...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:07 AM EDT

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle Adding Chorizo to Menu to Win Back Customers

Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM EDT

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

Water Systems Failing to Test for Lead

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 09:21 AM EDT

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

FDA Asks for New Studies on How Hand Sanitizers Work

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:01 PM EDT

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Whitewater Park Closes After Deadly Amoeba Kills Teen

Health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water at a North Carolina water park, which suspended operations Friday, NBC News reported. Officials found evidence of the microbe, and shut down...

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM EDT

Celebrities Come Out for National HIV Testing Day

Celebrities Come Out for National HIV Testing Day

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation is among the organizations putting resources behind HIV prevention and is urging people to get informed and tested. The foundation will hold its first HIV-testing event at...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:34 PM EDT

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work: Experts

Experts area saying the needle-free FluMist influenza vaccine has not protected against flu for years and should not be used this coming flu season, NBC News reported. The decision could nerve pediatricians...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:31 PM EDT

Zika Epidemic Has Doubled Abortion Requests: Study

Zika Epidemic Has Doubled Abortion Requests: Study

The epidemic of Zika virus has caused a spike in requests for abortion help in countries that ban or restrict abortions, researchers said Wednesday. Several women whose fetuses have shown evidence of possible...

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