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GENEVA (AP) — UN health agency: 3-4 million cases of Zika infection possible in the Americas over next year.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus —...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Obama administration health official says he doubts the United States is vulnerable to a widespread outbreak of a virus linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus — suspected of being connected to...
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting on Thursday, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus —...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing. The survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds most uninsured Americans sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law comes to a close. Thursday's survey from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that: — Only 15 percent of the uninsured...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48. A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by Alaska, which held the top spot last year. Hawaii has been No. 1 in the poll...
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the tropical disease outbreaks that have exploded in Latin America is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and...
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that could let doctors keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes but stops short of legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. After years of tense debate over the issue and a long journey through...