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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...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 05:28 PM EST

Tx. Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

Tx. Birth Control Fell After Planned Parenthood Cut

A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:37 PM EST

Few Zika Samples Being Shared by Brazil: Officials

Few Zika Samples Being Shared by Brazil: Officials

U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed to answer the most worrying question about the Zika outbreak: whether the virus...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 03:00 PM EST

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

Experts Left With More Questions About Zika

For decades, the Zika virus has seemed harmless. But with more birth defects in Brazil and the possibility of transmission through sexual contact, health experts are now trying to answer more questions about the...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:34 AM EST

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Former Raiders QB Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

Boston researchers say former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE. Boston University confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday after it was first reported in the New York Times. Stabler...