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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...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 02:26 PM CDT

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

33 US Service Members Contracted Zika Overseas: Pentagon

The Pentagon says 33 U.S. service members, including one who is pregnant, have contracted the Zika virus overseas, NBC News reported. Officials would not say where the service members were posted, but...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 08:54 PM CDT

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

Airlines Offer Refunds Amid Zika Virus Warnings

As federal officials warn pregnant women to avoid travel to a part of Miami because of the spread of the Zika virus, some airlines are offering Zika-related refunds. The CDC says pregnant women should...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 06:28 AM CDT

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Straw

Starbucks announced that it is recalling a stainless steel beverage straw for being too rigid and posing a risk of injury. The company received four reports of children getting cuts in their mouths while...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 03:39 PM CDT

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

Wiping Out Zika-Spreading Mosquito in Miami Proving Difficult

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 15 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 11:24 AM CDT

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there's little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:42 AM CDT

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

'Xtreme Eating' Awards: Unhealthiest Chain Meals in US

A Whole Hog Burger at Uno Pizzeria & Grill is no diet food. Loaded with hamburger, sausage, bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, four types of cheese, garlic mayo, and pickles and a side of fries, it will set you back...

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