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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:08 PM PDT

Examining Holes in the World's Anti-Doping System

Examining Holes in the World's Anti-Doping System

The five month countdown to the Rio Olympics has begun, and recent doping scandals have many concerned that athletes won't be competing clean. The international anti-doping system is built to flush out...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 05:52 PM PDT

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

FDA Grants Use of Experimental Blood Test for Zika Screening

Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect blood supplies.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 04:54 PM PDT

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

Baby Deadline Test Lets Women Beat Biological Clocks

A test that has been a staple in fertility clinics is now being used to help women predict their fertility, NBC News reported. The test, now being called the “baby deadline test,” is a simple blood analysis...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 02:20 PM PDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

Zika Virus Causes Brain Damage to Fetus: Study

The Zika virus can cause brain damage to a fetus, despite normal ultrasound results early in pregnancy, according to a new study, NBC News reported. There were no telltale signs of birth defects when...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:58 PM PDT

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Hopkins Begins Nation's First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant

Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:21 AM PDT

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

New Abortion Drug Label Could Undo Several State Laws

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 05:58 AM PDT

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Abortion Anesthesia

The governor signed a bill Monday that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The bill signed by Republican Gov.

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 05:09 AM PDT

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell's to Remove BPA From Soup Cans

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health. The pledge announced...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 04:17 PM PDT

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

New Zika Guidelines for Couples Before Pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning couples who have been exposed to the Zika virus they may need to wait up to six months before trying to conceive, NBC News reported. According to...

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 04:01 PM PDT

Wildlife Protection Agencies Warn of 'Nurdle' Problem

Wildlife Protection Agencies Warn of 'Nurdle' Problem

Wildlife protection agencies say thousands of tiny pellets – called “nurdles” – are washing up on Bay Area beaches, putting fish and birds in serious danger.

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