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Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 07:12 AM CST

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:11 AM CST

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 07:50 AM CST

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:27 PM CST

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:23 PM CST

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:26 AM CST

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 07:51 AM CST

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning. Dr. Carol Tamminga, who is leading the study at UTSW,...

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:23 PM CST

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Dozens at Chicago Retirement Community

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Dozens at Chicago Retirement Community

A norovirus outbreak has sickened dozens of people at a Chicago retirement home.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:38 AM CST

Man Becomes 3rd Case of Zika Virus in Illinois

Man Becomes 3rd Case of Zika Virus in Illinois

A man who traveled to South America has developed the third case of Zika virus in Illinois.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 04:01 AM CST

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

A pregnant woman was diagnosed with Zika virus after visiting a country stricken with the mosquito-borne illness that may cause birth defects, New York City health officials say.

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