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Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 06:17 PM PST

California Health Department Lifts Dungeness Crab Advisory

California Health Department Lifts Dungeness Crab Advisory

Recreational Dungeness crab fishermen in the Bay Area are getting the green light from the state health department. Health officials announced they’ve decided to lift their advisory for the crabs – but not for...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 09:52 PM PST

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Some Good News for Dementia: Rates Might be Going Down

Researchers have found a small piece of good news for people at high risk of some kinds of dementia: it might be possible to delay it or even prevent it. They found falling rates of vascular dementia in...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 04:38 PM PST

Yolo Co. Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus: CDC

Yolo Co. Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus: CDC

A person in Yolo County has tested positive for the Zika virus, health officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the person recently traveled out of the country and had...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 04:26 PM PST

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Zika Found in Fetus With Birth Defects

Doctors have found the Zika virus in the brain of a fetus with severe microcephaly, which may help experts understand the relationship between the virus and how it affects developing babies, NBC News...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 02:44 PM PST

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

Zika Will Spread Like Chikungunya: CDC

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking towards a virus in Puerto Rico to track how Zika may spread, NBC News reported. The CDC says Zika is spreading the same way as chikungunya, a...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:57 AM PST

New Zika Virus Test Could Fast Forward Results

New Zika Virus Test Could Fast Forward Results

Blood samples containing the Zika virus arrived at University of California, San Francisco laboratories Tuesday morning. A team of researchers there is working overtime to devise a new test for the virus, a test...

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