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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 09:10 AM CDT

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 11:42 PM CDT

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

The number of cases of Zika has risen in Miami-Dade County one day following a suspected case of non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County. Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday four new locally transmitted...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM CDT

Md. Hospital Clearing Out Neonatal ICU After Bacteria Found

Md. Hospital Clearing Out Neonatal ICU After Bacteria Found

Prince George's Hospital Center in Maryland is clearing babies from its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after three babies tested positive for a bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection. Two...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 05:48 PM CDT

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Texas health officials confirmed Tuesday that an infant who passed away shortly after birth in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The mother was infected with Zika while traveling in Latin...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 10:38 AM CDT

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

A photo of 9-year-old Sammy Griner may very well have saved his father's life. When Sammy was a baby, his mom snapped a photo of him looking adorably determined, spawning the wildly popular "Success Kid"

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 10:57 AM CDT

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a stop in South Florida Thursday to visit the epicenter of Miami-Dade's fight against the Zika virus, which they said is going...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 04:00 PM CDT

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

Mom Donates 131 Gallons of Breast Milk After Baby Dies

An Omaha mother donates a record amount of breast milk to other mothers in need to honor her late son.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:39 PM CDT

46 Cases of Zika Virus Reported in Illinois: Officials

46 Cases of Zika Virus Reported in Illinois: Officials

Pregnant women are among nearly four dozen cases of the Zika virus reported in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Thursday.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 01:51 PM CDT

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Zika Vaccines Work in Monkeys, Boosting Hopes for People

Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people. The success in monkeys, which involved a traditional vaccine...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 07:44 PM CDT

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Scammers, Bug Spray Companies Capitalizing on Zika Fears

Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of Zika were identified recently in the Miami...

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