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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.

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 01:51 PM PDT

California to Delay Warnings Over Chemical in Food Cans

California to Delay Warnings Over Chemical in Food Cans

California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits...

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:08 AM PDT

Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Health

Seniors Dance Their Way to Better Health

A program finds that Latin dance classes can help improve physical fitness. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:07 AM PDT

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

A new study shows that people who drank three or more cups a day of caffeinated drinks while trying for a pregnancy — sodas, energy drinks or coffee — were more likely to lose that pregnancy early on, Today.com...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 05:51 PM PDT

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

Regulators announced a rule to increase workplace protections against exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust found in construction, foundries and fracking, NBC News reported. Issued Thursday by the...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 04:46 PM PDT

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports. Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and Raya in Spanish, English...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 04:05 PM PDT

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

The Zika virus has probably been circulating quietly and undetected in Brazil since 2013, a new genetic study shows. A large international team of experts used a "genetic clock" to show Zika virus has...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 06:31 PM PDT

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress left Washington Wednesday afternoon without voting to appropriate any of the $1.9 billion the Obama administration has asked for to fight Zika, NBC News reported. Republicans say they don’t want...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 02:42 PM PDT

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

Three U.S. hospitals were hit this week by "ransomware" attacks that brought down their systems, according to NBC News. The servers for Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, both in...

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