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Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 06:22 PM PST

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 08:41 PM PST

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin

Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and...

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:21 AM PST

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy Disfigured by Chimps in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors with his resiliency a year after he was brought to New York to undergo reconstructive surgery. Nine-year-old Dunia...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:03 PM PST

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

US Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades: CDC

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday. The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control...

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 04:11 AM PST

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies. The...