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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning

After a person in Dallas was confirmed to have contracted the Zika virus through sex, U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to…

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Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading

By Julie Steenhuysen & Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines & treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus,…

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U.S. issues treatment guidelines for infants exposed to Zika

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Tuesday issued interim guidelines for health care professionals in the United States caring for infants born to mothers who traveled…

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U.S. boosts study of Zika, birth defect link, as virus seen spreading

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are stepping up efforts to study the link between Zika virus infections & birth defects in infants amid predictions for widespread…

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U.S. moms-to-be seek reassurance about Zika after trips abroad

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. doctors are fielding a spate of calls from expectant mothers who recently traveled to countries affected by the Zika virus & fear possible…

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U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half a million women & girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold…

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Chipotle's latest E. coli cases may remain unsolved mystery

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill said on Thursday it may never pinpoint what caused an E. coli outbreak last month linked to two restaurants in Kansas…

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US Twin Birthrate Hits All-Time High

The U.S. twin birthrate reached a record high in 2014, a new report finds. The country's twin birthrate hit 33.9 twins per 1,000 births in 2014, up from 33.7 twins…

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CDC investigating new E.coli strain linked to Chipotle

By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) – Federal authorities are investigating a new E.coli strain linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, piling more pressure on the popular burrito chain already grappling with…

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Flu season off to slower start this year; might be milder

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flu season seems like old times. There's not much flu going around so far — unlike the last three seasons when doctors' offices were…

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