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Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 05:39 PM EDT

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Zika Virus Mutation May Explain Spread, Birth Defects: Study

Researchers hope genetic mutations they found in the Zika virus may explain why it seems to be causing birth defects, according to NBC News. The current virus strain comes from one that circulated in Asia, the...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 09:31 PM EDT

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Parasites May Help Stomach & Bowel Diseases

Researchers believe they’ve figured out that worm-like parasites may help stomach and bowel diseases, NBC News reports. "Our findings are among the first to link parasites and bacteria to the origin of...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:28 PM EDT

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

CDC Confirms Male-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika

A Dallas man who contracted Zika in Venezuela transferred it to a male sexual partner after returning home in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday. The case was identified...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:13 PM EDT

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 08:18 PM EDT

How to Avoid Yeast Infections in Moms, Babies

How to Avoid Yeast Infections in Moms, Babies

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg explains how to avoid yeast infections.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 04:28 PM EDT

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

De Niro Defends Support for Anti-Vaccine Film

Actor Robert De Niro defended Wednesday the controversial anti-vaccine documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe" that he pulled from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show he...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 06:54 AM EDT

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

Napster Co-Founder Gives $250M to Cancer Research

A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before. The newly created...

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:50 AM EDT

Va. Hospitals Aim to Curb Drug Abuse With New Guidelines

Va. Hospitals Aim to Curb Drug Abuse With New Guidelines

Officials hope new guidelines for emergency departments in Virginia's hospitals will help curb prescription opioid abuse.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 02:20 PM EDT

Conjoined Twins Surgically Separated in Texas

Conjoined Twins Surgically Separated in Texas

Surgery at a South Texas hospital has separated two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. Driscoll Children's Hospital spokesman Jeff Salzgeber says the hourslong operation began Tuesday...

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 01:14 PM EDT

Zika Virus: Who's at Risk?

Zika Virus: Who's at Risk?

U.S. heath officials say that the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is now found in more than 30 states. NBC's Tom Costello has more abou who in the U.S. is most at risk for contracting the virus.