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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 03:18 PM CDT

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

CDC's Tom Frieden Testifies at Zika Hearing

The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 10:51 AM CDT

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments

“Think of it like a born again eye,” Dr. Chike Mordi from Vision Source in Houston, Texas says of a new treatment's ability to help regenerate eye tissue. With a placenta that meets stringent donor screening and...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 09:03 AM CDT

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness

Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, but one University of Missouri researcher is working to change that.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 03:17 PM CDT

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress

Congress started its final week of the summer Monday but there was still no agreement on a legislation that would get the U.S. ready for a fight against the Zika virus, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 02:30 PM CDT

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Zika Death Reported in Utah, 1st in Continental US

Utah health officials say a resident infected with Zika has died, which they say marks the first death related to the mosquito-borne virus in the continental United States. Authorities said Friday the...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 10:59 AM CDT

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

Music Therapist Makes Songs With Babies' Heartbeats

A music therapist at a Michigan children's hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients' parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a specialized stethoscope recorder to capture the...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 10:25 AM CDT

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana

A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 08:30 AM CDT

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 05:31 AM CDT

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law

A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported. The numbers appear to oppose the 2013...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM CDT

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

NIH Funds Study of Zika Infections in US Olympic Athletes

Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects. The National Institutes of Health announced the study...

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