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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 05:22 PM PDT

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, according to Brazilian researchers, NBC News reported. Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria have been...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 03:16 PM PDT

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Two medical experts said Wednesday that medical mistakes — from surgical disasters to accidental drug overdoses — are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., NBC News reported. Dr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 08:26 AM PDT

Man Sprayed Mouse Poison on Produce at Mich. Stores: FBI

Man Sprayed Mouse Poison on Produce at Mich. Stores: FBI

A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said. An investigation indicated

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 07:56 PM PDT

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

US Not Ready for Zika Virus: Experts

Zika virus is going to start spreading in the United States and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. It probably won't spread much — most areas in the U.S. don't have the right conditions...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 03:07 PM PDT

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls 358 Fruit, Veggie Products

CRF Frozen Foods said Monday it's expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables after several people have become sick with listeria infections. Eight people have...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 07:45 AM PDT

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea

The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Monday that the voluntary recall...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 02:17 PM PDT

'Biggest Loser' Study Shows How Your Body Fights Against Weight Loss

'Biggest Loser' Study Shows How Your Body Fights Against Weight Loss

Your body doesn't want you to lose all that weight. A study that followed 14 of the 16 contestants from Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser" six years after the season ended has detailed just how the body...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 04:20 AM PDT

Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts

Zika Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg': Experts

The explosion of cases of birth defects caused by Zika virus may be the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. Many cases have probably been missed because babies looked normal when they were born, NBC News...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:34 PM PDT

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

A Look at How the Zika Virus Can Kill You

The Zika virus is not usually thought of as a life-threatening virus, but it did kill a man in Puerto Rico. The man, in his 70s, is the first reported U.S. death from the virus, which is spreading across...

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 07:38 PM PDT

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

FDA Approves First Commercial Zika Virus Test

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus, NBC News reported. Quest Diagnostics will use the same method that government labs use to look...

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