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MADRID (AP) — Health authorities say they've identified the first case in Spain of the birth defect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus. The health department for the northeastern region of Catalonia said the woman traveled to South America...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food. Kyle Bessemer appeared in an Ann Arbor court Thursday, two days after his arrest. The FBI says Bessemer admitted to spraying a...
NEW YORK (AP) — A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier — contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. But there are caveats: It's a small study, and investigators don't yet have...
NEW YORK (AP) — A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier — contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. But there are caveats: It's a small study, and investigators don't yet have...
The Food and Drug Administration stretched its reach deeper into the tobacco industry on Thursday. Here are the details. — WHAT DID THE FDA DO? It finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems like e-cigarettes...
MIAMI (AP) — British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Deployment of the mosquitoes against the Aedes...
MIAMI (AP) — British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases. Deployment of the mosquitoes against the Aedes...
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Panama say they've identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The Health Department's chief epidemiologist says all four cases occurred among mothers of the Guna Yala indigenous group. Dr. Israel...
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Panama say they've identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The Health Department's chief epidemiologist says all four cases occurred among mothers of the Guna Yala indigenous group. Dr. Israel...