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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed to answer the most worrying question about the Zika outbreak: whether the virus is actually responsible for the increase in the...
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Glendale, California, company closed 10 months ago will pay about $10 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that it wildly exaggerated the results of its diet supplements, used fake endorsements from people like Oprah Winfrey and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain an increase in births among poor families. The...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties Wednesday after at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne Zika illness were detected in Florida. Health officials believe all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating babies from the DNA of three people — a man and two women — one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test under certain conditions. At issue is a kind of DNA that...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bad-boy ex-pharmaceutical company CEO and prolific social media user Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) has been muzzled. A new lawyer in a securities fraud case against Shkreli told reporters outside New York City court Wednesday that his client would stop speaking to...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is linked to brain deformities in babies (all times local): 3 p.m. Ireland has reported its first two cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus but says both patients are in good condition and neither is pregnant...
PARIS (AP) — Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending extra hospital equipment and preparing extra medical staff to combat it, the health...
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing conflict in Mali and South Sudan. Carter has led a campaign...