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Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:16:16 GMT
Florida officials investigating 4 possible non-travel-related Zika cases

Health officials in Florida are now investigating four cases of Zika virus that might not be travel-related, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:37:39 GMT
First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced

In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was male-to-female or male-to-male.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:06:13 GMT
Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil

Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife. The findings were released with a word of caution: "The obtained data will require additional studies in order to assess the potential participation of Culex in the spread of Zika and its role in the epidemic."

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:29:54 GMT
Together in sickness, married in health

Leeanne Hester was seeing a patient when she suddenly felt like she was going to pass out and had to excuse herself from the room. The 23-year-old was working a part-time job at a primary care physician's office while close to finishing earning her master's degree in public health at George Washington University in the early summer of 2013.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:52:35 GMT
Start a summer workout instead

Forget about fitness-focused New Year's resolutions. Experts say that the summer might actually be the best time of year to conquer a new workout routine.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:54:35 GMT
British Pokemon Go player says catching 'em all shed pounds

Catching 'em all is the Pokemon Go player's goal, but in doing so one British man claims to have lost something -- more than 12 kilograms (28 pounds) in weight.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:58:50 GMT
Little girl has tea party with officer who saved her life

This is the cutest thing you'll see all day -- maybe even all week.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:15:48 GMT
Teen athletes less likely to abuse opioids, study finds

Teenagers engaged in sports and exercise have lower risks of using opioids without a doctor's order, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:54:56 GMT
Scientists find cancer in million-year-old fossil

Ancient bones, and ancient cancer. This may affect the way we understand the disease.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:03:03 GMT
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