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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 05:32 PM PST

Bay Area Vector Control Agencies Working to Prevent Zika Outbreak

Bay Area Vector Control Agencies Working to Prevent Zika Outbreak

Bay Area mosquito abatement efforts are on alert and working to prevent an outbreak of the Zika virus from happening in the region.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 02:01 AM PST

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

A pregnant woman was diagnosed with Zika virus after visiting a country stricken with the mosquito-borne illness that may cause birth defects, New York City health officials say.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 03:23 AM PST

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

At least six people died from carbon monoxide poisoning since a massive snowstorm swept through the East Coast last week. The deaths included 23-year-old Sasha Bonilla, a New Jersey mother, and her 1-year...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM PST

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 04:01 PM PST

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil’s Health Ministry reported fewer confirmed cases of a rare brain defect that may be tied to the Zika virus, NBC News reported. In new figures released Wednesday, only 270 of 4,180 suspected cases...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 11:53 AM PST

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 09:31 AM PST

Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law. Fines for being...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 07:29 AM PST

3 U.S. Airlines Offering Refunds for Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

3 U.S. Airlines Offering Refunds for Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

Delta Airlines has joined two other major U.S. airlines in offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries. Customers with current reservations through Delta, who...

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 03:08 AM PST

Guidelines Issued for CA's Assisted Suicide Law

Guidelines Issued for CA's Assisted Suicide Law

With just months until the state's assisted suicide law goes into effect, the California Medical Association has issued guidelines to doctors on writing prescriptions of lethal doses of medication for terminally...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 05:49 PM PST

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...

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