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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...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 12:26 PM EST

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 12:33 PM EST

WHO Declares Zika Virus Global Emergency

WHO Declares Zika Virus Global Emergency

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 08:51 AM EST

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

Prozac Tested on Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome

A University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving unborn babies with Down syndrome Prozac in the womb will help improve brain functioning. Dr. Carol Tamminga, who is leading the study at UTSW,...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 06:54 AM EST

Va. College Student Contracts Zika Virus

Va. College Student Contracts Zika Virus

University officials in Virginia say a College of William and Mary student contracted the Zika virus while traveling in Central America over winter break.

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 12:19 PM EST

Last Chance for DC Residents to Get Health Insurance

Last Chance for DC Residents to Get Health Insurance

DC Health Link is crisscrossing the city in a marathon enrollment relay to make sure residents are enrolled in affordable quality health insurance.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 06:44 PM EST

Concern About Spread of Zika Virus Grows in U.S.

Concern About Spread of Zika Virus Grows in U.S.

A Virginia resident recently tested positive for the Zika virus, which is becoming a concern in the United States. Doreen Gentzler has the story.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 05:01 AM EST

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

Pregnant NYC Woman Diagnosed With Zika Virus: Officials

A pregnant woman was diagnosed with Zika virus after visiting a country stricken with the mosquito-borne illness that may cause birth defects, New York City health officials say.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 06:23 AM EST

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

'Silent Killer': Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

At least six people died from carbon monoxide poisoning since a massive snowstorm swept through the East Coast last week. The deaths included 23-year-old Sasha Bonilla, a New Jersey mother, and her 1-year...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 01:30 PM EST

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

WHO: Zika Virus Is 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared...