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NEW YORK (AP) — The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health officials say they have confirmed that the Zika virus in Cape Verde island off the western coast of Africa is the same one infecting people in the Americas. The World Health Organization announced Friday that the development is worrisome because "it...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — WHO says Zika virus in Cape Verde off the western coast of Africa is the same one infecting people in the Americas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic — so a small bag of chips doesn't count as...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that only 11 of 28 nations have fully adopted tough anti-smoking rules that were approved two years ago and have a Friday deadline. Legislation was supposed to be enacted at national level following the long transition period, but like a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic — so a small bag of chips doesn't count as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. Serving sizes will be updated to make them more realistic — so a small bag of chips doesn't count as...
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge on Friday ruled in favor of a couple who refused to allow their 6-year-old son to undergo radiotherapy for a malignant brain tumor. Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth had applied for a Family Court order forcing Oshin Kiszko to undergo...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced tighter guidelines Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The cancer-causing chemical perfluorooctanoic...