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Utah man may have contracted Zika through father's tears in unique case
SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method ...

FDA approves Medtronic's 'artificial pancreas' for diabetes
Medtronic Plc won U.S. approval on Wednesday for an "artificial pancreas" that is the first device to automatically deliver the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes, freeing them from continually monitoring insulin levels throughout ...

Herbal supplement maker to strengthen quality controls
Herbal supplements marketed by one of the nation's top suppliers will soon undergo stricter screening to ensure they contain the products their labels promise consumers. NBTY, which sells ginseng, ginkgo biloba and nearly 22,000 other products under ...

Zika money finally gets approved as Senate votes to keep government running
Overcoming its earlier divisions on Zika funding, the Senate on Wednesday approved $1.1 billion in research and prevention aid as it passed a bigger appropriations bill to fund the federal government into December. Sen. Bill Nelson, aware of a looming ...

What you need to know about flu vaccines as the winter draws near
You're seeing the signs in pharmacies and perhaps around your workplace. Your doctor's office may be calling to schedule an appointment. Flu vaccination efforts are in full swing. Advertisement. But you may have been hearing puzzling things about flu ...

New research offers clues to cause of Crohn's disease
There may be some good news for the 700,000 Americans who suffer from Crohn's disease – a debilitating condition of chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. New research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers ...

For patients who need bone grafts, a 3D-printer could come to the rescue
Scientists have 3-D-printed splints for babies' airways, faux brains to study cortical folding — and now they've done it with bone. A team of researchers at Northwestern University has created a highly flexible artificial bone that helps speed up ...

U.S. teen births hit another record low: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 -- Births to U.S. teens reached a record low last year, continuing a dramatic two-decade decline, federal health officials reported Wednesday. The then-historic low achieved in 2014 was surpassed in 2015, with the overall ...

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use hormonal methods for birth control, such as "the pill," may have a slightly higher risk of developing depression -- and teenagers may be most vulnerable, a large study suggests. Researchers ...

“Three-Parent Baby” Claim Raises Hopes—and Ethical Concerns
A reported world-first in fertility therapy—a baby boy conceived with a controversial technique that mixes DNA from three people – has made headlines across the world. But with no way of verifying the claim because the specialists behind the procedure ...


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