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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

Florida's 1st Zika Outbreak Almost Over, Officials Say

Florida's 1st Zika Outbreak Almost Over, Officials Say

The mainland United States's first official outbreak of Zika virus may be declared over by early next week, NBC News reported. But another, in Miami Beach, is going strong, and on Thursday Florida health...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 08:01 AM PDT

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm

Investigators believe a retired Indianapolis doctor may have donated his own sperm to as many as 50 patients without their knowledge. WTHR's Steve Jefferson reports.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 07:02 AM PDT

Emotional Support Turkey Brings Joy to Woman With Lupus

Emotional Support Turkey Brings Joy to Woman With Lupus

Most of the time when you hear the words, "emotional support animal," you think of a dog, or some sort of cuddly animal. But a Washington woman with lupus has Sammi, her emotional support turkey, to help her go...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 05:27 AM PDT

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

Zika Affected Woman's Brain and Memory, Doctors Say

The Zika virus is known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses and now there is evidence that the virus could be more damaging to adults than has been believed, NBC News reported....

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:55 AM PDT

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt to Shape Science

The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease — in part by pointing the finger at fat — as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents....

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 01:31 PM PDT

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

Vaccination Critic Faces Possible Medical Board Discipline

An Orange County pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations faces possible discipline by California's medical board.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 03:42 PM PDT

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

5-Second Rule Is Too Generous for Fallen Food: Study

It might be time to reconsider the five-second rule when thinking about eating food that has fallen on the floor. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey say in a new study that bacteria can contaminate...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 05:00 AM PDT

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

Chemicals Used to Fight Zika Worry Some Florida Residents

On the front lines in the fight against the Zika virus, crews in infected areas are double-dosing chemicals to kill larva and adult mosquitoes. People are being urged to use bug sprays with the ingredient...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 11:34 AM PDT

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

'Super Lice' on the Rise in Most States

September is National Lice Awareness Month, but most people aren't aware of those cringe-worthy critters until they're dealing with a full-on infestation. That was the issue Stacey Cole faced when her children...

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 01:32 PM PDT

Zika Doubled Birth Defect Rate in Brazil, Study Shows

Zika Doubled Birth Defect Rate in Brazil, Study Shows

The arrival of Zika virus in Brazil doubled the rate of birth defects involving the nervous system, including microcephaly, researchers reported Wednesday. Rates of Guillain-Barré syndrome — a rare, paralyzing...

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