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Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 02:51 PM EST

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 09:00 PM EST

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 08:27 PM EST

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. The La Jolla-based company, ViaCyte, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, is testing a stem cell treatment to cure those...

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.