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Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:33 PM EST

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 05:37 PM EST

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Brazil Health Officials Confirm Zika Spread Via Transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:36 PM EST

Pregnant Woman Among 3 Zika Cases Confirmed in DC

Pregnant Woman Among 3 Zika Cases Confirmed in DC

A pregnant woman is one of the three confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the District of Columbia, according to the Department of Health.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST

First Zika Virus Patient in Virginia Speaks

First Zika Virus Patient in Virginia Speaks

Longtime missionary Heather Baker was confirmed last week to have contracted the virus.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:17 PM EST

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

CDC's Warning for Women About Alcohol Sparks Backlash

A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meant to caution women about the risks of drinking and pregnancy has set off a firestorm of outrage, NBC News reported.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:44 AM EST

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening...