First US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico – CNN

CNN(CNN) A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced Friday. This is the first time in the United States...

Poll reveals widening gap between favorable and unfavorable views of...

Poll reveals widening gap between favorable and unfavorable views of the ACABecker's Hospital ReviewThe gap between unfavorable and favorable views of the Affordable Care Act widened this month compared to March, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Here...

Rare Elizabethkingia Bacterial Infection in Newborn Could Shed Light on...

ABC NewsWisconsin health officials are investigating if a suspected case of the rare bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia at a children's hospital could be related to an ongoing outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in three states. The newest...

Can Sprint Training Take the Place of Longer, More Moderate...

Runner's WorldA headline-making study found sprinters reaped similar health benefits in much less time, but the results don't render longer, slower runs obsolete. By Amby Burfoot Friday, April 29, 2016, 1:42 pm. Sprint. Photograph by Mitch Mandel. If you were...

Norovirus outbreak on cruise ship docked in Norfolk – KHOU.com

KHOU.comDozens of people on board a cruise ship docked in Norfolk have been sickened by a norovirus. (Photo: 13News Now). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Dozens of people on board a cruise ship docked in ...Norovirus...

Smog may boost risk for several cancers – UPI.com

UPI.comA study involving more than 66,000 older residents of Hong Kong found an increased risk of dying from cancer for even small increases in exposure to these tiny particles of air pollution. Pictured, Chinese people wear protective face masks to...

Four immunization innovations that are saving children’s lives – CNN

CNNDr. Orin Levine is director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (CNN) One of the things I like most about spring is that my 52-week-a-year job gets extra attention for one full week: World Immunization Week....

This gene may help determine how old you look –...

CBS NewsVariations in a particular gene may help explain why some people appear more youthful than others, researchers say. The gene, known as MC1R, is already well known for influencing skin and hair color. Certain variants of MC1R are more...

Twin Study Ties Psoriasis to Diabetes, Obesity – MedPage Today

MedPage TodayPsoriasis, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and obesity are strongly linked, and there appears to be a genetic correlation between psoriasis and obesity, according to a large study of Danish twins. The population-based study found the prevalence of psoriasis in...

Why Zika Needed An Ounce of Prevention – The Atlantic

The AtlanticIn all likelihood, Congress was never all that close to finding a way to push past factional politics and fund efforts to fight Zika. Lawmakers have adjourned for recess after a failure to find common ground on the issue,...

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