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A batch of mosquitoes that breed dud offspring were released in the Florida Keys to see if they can reduce populations of the disease-carrying insects
This sneaky mosquito might carry Zika, too
A common backyard mosquito can be infected with the Zika virus and it may pass the virus along in its eggs, researchers reported Friday.
U.S. stops funding UN agency helping women, girls
The Trump administration's decision to pull support from a UN family planning agency hurts desperate, helpless women, advocates say.
New study shows higher-than-feared Zika risk to babies
At least 10 percent of babies born to women infected with Zika virus have been diagnosed with visible birth defects, federal researchers report.
Most kids who died of flu in recent years weren't vaccinated, study finds
At least three-quarters of kids who died from flu between 2010 and 2014 had not been vaccinated in the months before they got sick, a new report says.
New Zika vaccine starts wider testing
NIH researchers said Friday they have started a new phase of testing a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus.
Health care debate: What's so essential about 'essential benefits'?
House GOP leaders are now talking about dropping "essential health benefits" from their health care bill. What are these benefits, anyway?
Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in U.S.
Fewer babies are dying in the U.S., federal researchers report.The infant mortality rate has fallen by 15 percent.
Can baby boxes lower infant mortality rates?
Parents across the country are beginning to ditch traditional cribs in favor of 'baby boxes.' Here why the trend has caught on.
Students Allowed to Nap at School With Sleep Pods
The problem? The National Institutes of Health recommends 9-10 hours of sleep every night, but only a third of teens are sleeping even 8 hours.
More evidence the secret to autism lies in the DNA
A new genetic analysis of people with autism and their relatives has turned up 18 new genes associated with the disease.
Soy nut butter blamed for E. coli outbreak that sickened 12
An Illinois company has recalled batches of its soy nut butter after at least 12 people, mostly children, became ill from E. coli.
Zika infection raises a pregnant woman's birth defect risk 20 times
The small study gives a good ballpark estimate of just how dangerous Zika is, federal researchers say.
Maker of $89,000 generic drug 'pauses' release after outcry
A drugmaker fiven FDA approval to market a generic drug for muscular dystrophy has 'paused' rollout after an outcry over its $89,000-a-year price tag.
Without federal protections, trans students face potential health crisis
Health professionals fear the Trump administration's decision to rescind past guidance on trans protections could lead to 'detrimental' health effects for trans kids.
Study adds to evidence that infections may cause autism
A new study supports the argument that infections during pregnancy may cause some cases of autism.
Brain scans detect signs of autism in very young babies
It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds.
OK to edit DNA to prevent disease, but not to make a better baby, panel says
It would be all right to permanently edit the genes of babies so long as researchers were doing it for the health of the children, experts said.
People are losing hearing without knowing it, CDC says
Nearly 20 percent of people in their 20s already have some hearing loss, and more than half of people with hearing damage aren't getting it at work.
Dripping: Kids who vape are trying a new, potentially dangerous trend
As many as a quarter of U.S. kids who are using e-cigarettes may be taking them apart and "dripping." And no one knows how dangerous it may be.
Flight attendants train to spot human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl
Airline Ambassadors teaches flight attendants how to spot the signs of human and sex trafficking.
Keep what's good about Obamacare, doctors plead
Congress should improve Obamacare without taking away what's best about it, doctors said Thursday.
Poison centers get 12,000 calls a year about kids who take opioids
Nearly 12,000 children and teens mistakenly get some sort of opioid drug each year, most of them kids under 5 who find pills by mistake.
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