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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 07:01 PM EST

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil Revises Birth Defect Count in Zika Investigation

Brazil’s Health Ministry reported fewer confirmed cases of a rare brain defect that may be tied to the Zika virus, NBC News reported. In new figures released Wednesday, only 270 of 4,180 suspected cases...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 02:53 PM EST

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

Federal Pain Panel Rife With Links to Big Pharma

A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies. Nearly a third of members on the Interagency...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:31 PM EST

Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law. Fines for being...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:29 AM EST

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...

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 08:49 PM EST

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 01:55 PM EST

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 07:17 PM EST

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 06:43 PM EST

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 03:02 PM EST

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 02:52 PM EST

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...