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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 03:48 PM PDT

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Texas health officials confirmed Tuesday that an infant who passed away shortly after birth in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The mother was infected with Zika while traveling in Latin...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 12:43 AM PDT

Critical Mental Health Issues Plaguing Student Athletes

Critical Mental Health Issues Plaguing Student Athletes

For college athletes, mental health challenges can have lifelong consequences. A recent survey of 21,000 NCAA athletes found an increase in students reporting mental health problems.

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 01:33 PM PDT

Health Officials Confirm 2 New Cases of Zika Virus in SF

Health Officials Confirm 2 New Cases of Zika Virus in SF

Health officials report two new cases of the Zika virus in San Francisco.

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:38 AM PDT

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

A photo of 9-year-old Sammy Griner may very well have saved his father's life. When Sammy was a baby, his mom snapped a photo of him looking adorably determined, spawning the wildly popular "Success Kid"

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:57 AM PDT

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a stop in South Florida Thursday to visit the epicenter of Miami-Dade's fight against the Zika virus, which they said is going...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 02:00 PM PDT

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

An Omaha mother donates a record amount of breast milk to other mothers in need to honor her late son.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 11:51 AM PDT

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people. The success in monkeys, which involved a traditional vaccine...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 05:44 PM PDT

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:26 PM PDT

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

The Pentagon says 33 U.S. service members, including one who is pregnant, have contracted the Zika virus overseas, NBC News reported. Officials would not say where the service members were posted, but...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 06:54 PM PDT

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

As federal officials warn pregnant women to avoid travel to a part of Miami because of the spread of the Zika virus, some airlines are offering Zika-related refunds. The CDC says pregnant women should...

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