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Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

For decades, the Zika virus has seemed harmless. But with more birth defects in Brazil and the possibility of transmission through sexual contact, health experts are now trying to answer more questions about the...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:43 PM PST

LA County Health Officials Deliver Zika Virus Update

LA County Health Officials Deliver Zika Virus Update

Los Angeles County health officials again warned residents Wednesday to take precautions against mosquito bites, particularly if they're planning to travel to areas experiencing outbreaks of the Zika virus.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:34 AM PST

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Boston researchers say former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE. Boston University confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday after it was first reported in the New York Times. Stabler...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:12 AM PST

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 06:11 AM PST

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:50 AM PST

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:27 AM PST

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:23 AM PST

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 09:26 AM PST

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 05:51 AM PST

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning. Dr. Carol Tamminga, who is leading the study at UTSW,...

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