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Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 08:49 PM EST

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

The Zika virus has now spread to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, NBC News reported. The virus is now spreading locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 01:55 PM EST

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Two senators have asked President Barack Obama to launch a "comprehensive" study into the potential health risks posed by "crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 07:17 PM EST

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 06:43 PM EST

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

Two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, prompting a warning from the Illinois Department of Public Health for anyone traveling abroad. The two women recently traveled to...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 03:02 PM EST

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Cystic fibrosis patient posts "Hello" lyrics in hospital window, starting a friendship with workers across the street.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 02:52 PM EST

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 03:30 PM EST

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 01:43 PM EST

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported. "We are in the...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 03:02 PM EST

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts

Cancer experts are applauding President Barack Obama’s ambitious “moonshot” to cure the disease, saying it’s a good time to do it. Obama announced the initiative Tuesday night during his State of the Union...

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 01:08 PM EST

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk

Perrigo Company said Monday it's recalling two flavors of its children's liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk. The recall includes two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid...

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