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Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM CDT

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

Study Links Caffeine With Pregnancy Loss

A new study shows that people who drank three or more cups a day of caffeinated drinks while trying for a pregnancy — sodas, energy drinks or coffee — were more likely to lose that pregnancy early on, Today.com...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 07:51 PM CDT

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

New Rule Lowers Silica Dust Limit to Protect Workers

Regulators announced a rule to increase workplace protections against exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust found in construction, foundries and fracking, NBC News reported. Issued Thursday by the...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 06:46 PM CDT

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Elmo Teaches Latin American Kids About Zika

Sesame Street has joined forces with the Pan American Health Organization to teach kids how to avoid contracting the Zika virus, NBC News reports. Two 30-second videos feature Elmo and Raya in Spanish, English...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 06:05 PM CDT

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

Zika Has Been in Brazil Longer Than Anyone Thought: Study

The Zika virus has probably been circulating quietly and undetected in Brazil since 2013, a new genetic study shows. A large international team of experts used a "genetic clock" to show Zika virus has...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 08:31 PM CDT

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress Breaks for Easter Without Funding Zika Fight

Congress left Washington Wednesday afternoon without voting to appropriate any of the $1.9 billion the Obama administration has asked for to fight Zika, NBC News reported. Republicans say they don’t want...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 04:42 PM CDT

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

3 US Hospitals Attacked by Ransomware

Three U.S. hospitals were hit this week by "ransomware" attacks that brought down their systems, according to NBC News. The servers for Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, both in...

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 02:25 PM CDT

FDA Adds Boldest Warning to Most Widely Used Painkillers

FDA Adds Boldest Warning to Most Widely Used Painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration said it will require much stronger warnings on opioid painkillers, making clear they need to be a last-ditch option even for serious pain. It's the latest action from federal...

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 01:26 PM CDT

Health Insurance Gains Due to Obamacare, Not Economy

Health Insurance Gains Due to Obamacare, Not Economy

There's growing evidence that most of the dramatic gain in the number of Americans with health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama's law, and not the gradual recovery of the nation's economy. That...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 07:14 PM CDT

3 Infected With Lassa Fever in Germany

3 Infected With Lassa Fever in Germany

Three people have been infected with Lassa fever after having come in contact with an American who died of the disease in Germany last month, NBC News reported. "This is now the first documented outbreak...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 06:09 AM CDT

In Fight Against Zika, Brazil Battles Neglect, Cash Crunch

In Fight Against Zika, Brazil Battles Neglect, Cash Crunch

In May, as the first cases of the Zika virus were being detected in Brazil, Rossandra Oliveira stopped receiving a critical tool she needed to do her job: insecticide. Monthly shipments from the government...

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