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Florida reports biggest single-day jump in Zika cases to date

As the wait for Congress to pass a Zika funding bill drags on, case counts continue to rise.
Sydney Lupkin
7.7.16
Health

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in major pro-choice ruling

In a 5-3 ruling, the court set a new national precedent and overturned a 2013 Texas law that would have forced abortion clinics in the state to close.
Sydney Lupkin
6.27.16
Health

Paul Ryan’s anti-Obamacare plan would screw the sick and poor, critics say

Ryan released the plan, called "A Better Way," on Wednesday, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with what he says are the good parts of Obamacare, but critics say looks can be deceiving.
Sydney Lupkin
6.23.16
Health

Women in Areas Afflicted by the Zika Virus Should Avoid Pregnancy, WHO Says

The World Health Organization is advising women living in areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted to delay getting pregnant, advice already given by several countries where the virus is in widespread transmission.
Sydney Lupkin
6.10.16
americas

California Becomes Fifth US State to Allow Aid in Dying for Terminal Patients

Terminally ill California patients will now be able to request life-ending medications from their doctors.
Sydney Lupkin
6.9.16
Health

Stem Cell Injections to the Brain Could Help Stroke Patients Regain Mobility

Stroke damage is usually permanent, so Stanford researchers were surprised to see some patients regain mobility after receiving stem cell injections to the brain.
Sydney Lupkin
6.4.16
Health

The US Death Rate Went Up For The First Time in a Decade

Experts say it's not clear yet whether increased death rate is a coincidence or the start of a trend.
Sydney Lupkin
6.2.16
Health

What You Need to Know About the Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug That Just Arrived in the US

Public health officials fear the dawning of a post-antibiotic era, and the discovery of a new strain of bacteria in the US is a warning to act before it's too late.
Sydney Lupkin
5.28.16
Health

The CDC Is Monitoring 279 Pregnant Women With Zika In The US

CDC has changed the way it monitors and reports pregnant women with Zika virus to include those who tested positive for the virus but never had symptoms.
Sydney Lupkin
5.20.16
Health

If You Think You Have Chronic Lyme Disease, Most Doctors Say You're Wrong

The majority of doctors and medical groups say there's no proof "chronic" Lyme disease is real, and they charge that the so-called "Lyme literate" doctors who diagnose and treat it are con-artists and quacks.
Sydney Lupkin
5.18.16
Health

A Cancer Patient Got the First Successful Penis Transplant in US History

After undergoing a procedure that took 15 hours, doctors say they are "cautiously optimistic" the 64-year-old man will be able to have sex again.
Sydney Lupkin
5.16.16
Health

The FDA Is Cracking Down on E-Cigarettes and Will Ban Sales to Minors

Vaping manufacturers will have to apply for FDA marketing authorization and provide information on the design and ingredients of their products — and they are not happy.
Sydney Lupkin
5.5.16
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