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Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 05:17 PM EST

US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report

US Athletes Worried About Zika Told to Skip Rio: Report

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations on a January conference call that athletes and staff worried about contracting the Zika virus should consider not going to the 2016 Rio Olympics...

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 07:10 PM EST

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

NY Gov. Cuomo to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining other states that have acted against what's known as gay...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 02:51 PM EST

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil

Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 09:00 PM EST

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

CDC Issues Updated Zika Guidelines

A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 08:27 PM EST

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

San Diego Company Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

A San Diego biotech company believes it has found a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes. The La Jolla-based company, ViaCyte, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, is testing a stem cell treatment to cure those...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 06:33 PM EST

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

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