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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...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:25 PM EST

New Study: Long-Term Pot Use Linked to Poor Verbal Memory

New Study: Long-Term Pot Use Linked to Poor Verbal Memory

Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses a new study that followed 3,500 people from young adulthood until their middle ages. The study found that long-term pot use is linked to a small decline in verbal memory, although it...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:12 AM EST

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 09:11 AM EST

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

Texas Zika Case Is the 1st Transmitted in U.S.: CDC

The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:50 AM EST

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 02:27 PM EST

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 02:23 PM EST

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...