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CDC Urges Travelers to Use Condoms to Avoid Zika

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:03pm
Men who have traveled to Zika-affected zones should use a condom if they want to be absolutely sure they don't infect sex partners, federal healt









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Gene 'Signature' Could Lead to Early Cancer Test

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:44pm
The change in genetic function common to 5 types of cancer might lead to a blood test that could detect cancer earlier.









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Brazil Sprays for Mosquitoes As Zika Fears Threaten Carnival

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:32pm
Health department workers are spending the week spraying up and down the streets of Brazil's major cities, trying to kill Zika-carrying mosquitoes.









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Colorado Surgical Tech May Have Exposed Patients to HIV

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:59pm
Roughly 2,900 people who had surgery at Colorado's Swedish Medical Center are being notified that they need to be tested for HIV.









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Top Airlines Offer To Re-Assign Crew From Zika-Hit Routes

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:42pm
United and Delta and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about Zika-affected countries.









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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Invokes the Fifth Before Congress

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:33pm
Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who has previously derided Congress on social media, faces members of that legislative body on Thursday morning.









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Nearly 13 Million Sign Up for Obamacare Health Insurance

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:21pm
About 12.7 million Americans signed up for 2016 health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing expectations.









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FDA Agrees to Reform Painkiller Approval Process

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:08pm
The FDA's agreed to reforms its process for approving potentially addictive painkillers.









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CDC Sets Off Firestorm by Warning Women About Alcohol

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:30am
A well-meaning warning from the federal government about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage.









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Martin Shkreli Testifies Before Congress and Annoys Congressmen

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:26am
Ex-big pharma executive Martin Shkreli testified at a congressional hearing about the recent rise of drug prices and frustrated committee members.









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See Heartwarming Photo of Dad Watching Quads' Birth

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:33am
Tony Burch used FaceTime from South Korea to witness the birth of his quadruplets.









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'Spud Fit': Man Plans To Eat Only Potatoes for a Year

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:25pm
An Australian man trying to lose weight and curb his food addiction has decided he's going to get "Spud Fit" this year, eating only a potato-based diet.









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Native American Hospital Conditions 'Horrifying'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:04pm
Witness after witness at a Senate hearing Wednesday begged the federal government to properly fund the neglected Indian Health Service.









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Medicaid Births Rose When Texas Cut Planned Parenthood

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:06pm
Women stopped using effective types of contraception and more babies were born on the government's tab after Texas cut Planned Parenthood funding.









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Florida Governor Rick Scott Declares Zika Emergency

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:43pm
Gov. Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the Zika virus were detected in Florida.









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Three-Parent Babies Are OK, Experts Say

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:13pm
Experiments using sperm and egg cells from three different people to make an embryo are all right if they are carefully monitored and regulated.









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House Panel Accuses Officials of Covering Up Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:13pm
"If it's not criminal, I don't know what is," Marc Edwards, who helped uncover the pollution, told the House Oversight Committee.









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5 Questions Everyone Still Has About Zika Virus

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 1:12pm
The sexual transmission of Zika in Dallas raises even more questions about the virus.









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5 Questions Everyone Still Has About Zika Virus

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 1:12pm
The sexual transmission of Zika in Dallas raises even more questions about the virus.









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Red Cross: Delay Giving Blood After Zika Zone Visit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:33am
The American Red Cross has appealed to prospective donors who have visited Zika outbreak zones to wait at least 28 days before giving blood.









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