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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 07:29 AM PST

3 U.S. Airlines Offering Refunds for Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

3 U.S. Airlines Offering Refunds for Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

Delta Airlines has joined two other major U.S. airlines in offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries. Customers with current reservations through Delta, who...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 06:15 PM PST

LA Bans Chewing Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

LA Bans Chewing Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban the use of chewing tobacco at city parks and all organized sports venues in Los Angeles, including Dodger Stadium.

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 05:49 PM PST

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

Zika Virus Spreads to 20 Latin American Countries

The Zika virus has now spread to 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, NBC News reported. The virus is now spreading locally in Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM PST

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Senators Ask WH to 'Spearhead' Study of Crumb Rubber Turf

Two senators have asked President Barack Obama to launch a "comprehensive" study into the potential health risks posed by "crumb rubber" turf, a surface made of recycled tires used on playgrounds and athletic...

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 04:17 PM PST

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

HPV Raises Risk of Head & Neck Cancers: Study

The human papillomavirus (HPV) increases the chances of head and neck cancer by at least seven times, according to a new study, NBC News reported. The study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 03:43 PM PST

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

2 Pregnant Women in Ill. Test Positive for Zika Virus

Two pregnant Illinois residents have tested positive for the Zika virus, prompting a warning from the Illinois Department of Public Health for anyone traveling abroad. The two women recently traveled to...

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:02 PM PST

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Patient Forges Friendship by Posting Adele Lyrics at Hospital

Cystic fibrosis patient posts "Hello" lyrics in hospital window, starting a friendship with workers across the street.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 11:52 AM PST

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

1 Brain-Dead, 5 Hospitalized in France Clinical Trial

A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported. All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report

Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage. But

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:43 AM PST

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads

U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported. "We are in the...

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