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Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 02:00 PM CST

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 07:34 AM CST

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 07:12 AM CST

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 07:50 AM CST

'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 01:27 PM CST

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...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:11 AM CST

2nd Zika Virus Case in Dallas Co; Spread Through Sex

2nd Zika Virus Case in Dallas Co; Spread Through Sex

The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus has been confirmed Tuesday in Dallas County. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, officials say.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:23 PM CST

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 11:26 AM CST

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 08:37 AM CST

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants everyone older than 18 years old to be screened for depression.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:23 PM CST

Dallas County Prepared if Zika Arrives: Officials

Dallas County Prepared if Zika Arrives: Officials

Dallas County is prepared if the Zika virus spreads to North Texas, County Judge Clay Jenkins says.

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