• Dems-GOP squabble stalls Zika funding

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    Efforts to combat the Zika virus stalled in the Senate Tuesday when Democrats blocked a $1.1 billion House-passed funding bill, escalating the political battle between the parties over how to respond to the looming public health crisis.

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  • U.S. Olympic rowers' suits are anti-pollution

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    CNN

    The U.S. Olympic rowing team will appear in seamless unisuits when they hit the bay waters of Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though many viewers will notice only the second-skin fit, these innovative suits will also be providing much-needed protection a...

  • Research: Ovarian cancer prevention extends life

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    National Cancer Institute

    Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive more than five years after their diagnosis. But new research indicates that preemptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes might benefit more women than previously thought.

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  • The grossest health concerns of summer

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    You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

  • Can a baby's motor skills predict future success?

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    The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight.

  • GOP senators warn Democrats not to block Zika funds

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    Top Senate Republicans urged Democrats not to block a Zika funding measure that faces a key vote Tuesday, cautioning that Democrats will be blamed if children are born with the birth defects caused by the dangerous mosquito-borne virus.

  • Diet Pepsi brings aspartame back

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    The aspartame is back in Diet Pepsi.

    Just 10 months after Pepsi announced it would stop using the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi due to consumer safety concerns, the company said it will bring aspartame back.

  • Officials working with water park after amoeba kills woman

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    CDC

    A water park in North Carolina, where a deadly amoeba was found in the water after the death of an Ohio woman, will not be fully reopening for several weeks, Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia said Monday.

  • Wendy Davis: 'Overjoyed' by SCOTUS ruling

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    Wendy Davis

    Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis said Monday she was "absolutely overjoyed" by the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a Texas abortion access law.

  • What does Brexit mean for UK health care?

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    After voting Thursday to leave the European Union, citizens of the United Kingdom now face the consequences, including the potential impact on their health care services.

  • Meet the man redefining 'disabled' in Colombia

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    Laura Klairmont/CNN

    As a young man with cerebral palsy, Jeison Aristiz√°bal has fought his entire life to overcome the obstacles in his way.

  • Flint water crisis: How bad was it?

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    The residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to face an unprecedented crisis over lead in water. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes clear how much damage was done.

  • WHO weighs emergency measures for yellow fever vaccine

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    Google

    In Angola, the worst outbreak of yellow fever in three decades may result in a vaccine shortage. If this happens, fractional dosing -- giving one-fifth the standard amount of vaccine -- could be used to control an outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic disease.

  • Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk

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    A Swedish study suggests that people who attend college may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors.

  • Worldwide drug use steady, but heroin on rise in U.S.

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    Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145 percent since 2007.

  • Hundreds arrested for millions in health care fraud

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    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals across the country with committing Medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    It's the largest takedown in history -- both in terms of the number of people cha...

  • Ohio teen dies from brain-eating amoeba

    Brain eating amoeba

    CDC

    A brain-eating amoeba took the life a teenager who went on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials said Wednesday.

  • Dad gets scar tattoo to support son fighting cancer

    Dad scar tattoo

    From St. Baldrick's via CNN

    Josh Marshall's tattoo is definitely cooler than yours. The Kansas man noticed his young son, who's battling brain cancer, was self-conscious about the scar left behind on his head after a surgery.

  • Unlikely drug may block breast cancer

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    istock

    Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease.

  • Can you get Zika from kissing?

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    USDA via CNN

    Can you get Zika from kissing? Theoretically, yes, as long the virus is active and the kiss is more than a quick smooch.

  • Microsoft testing new mosquito trap to fight Zika

    Microsoft mosquito trap

    From Microsoft Research via CNN

    On the Gulf Coast of Texas, a new player is working to fight mosquitoes carrying Zika and other diseases. It's not a usual suspect from the world of health care, but Microsoft, a company best known for computer software and video games.

  • A 'magical' camp for children whose parents have cancer

    Camp Kessem, via CNN

    More than 3,000 college students will be volunteering their time and energy to provide unique, life-changing experiences for children whose parents have been touched by cancer.

  • Another frozen veggies recall due to Listeria

    Recalled frozen vegetables

    Walmart via CNN

    The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

  • First Zika vaccine to be tested in humans

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    The first human trial of a Zika vaccine will begin soon, Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Monday.

  • Puerto Rico's Zika birth defects could increase

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    Sanofi Pasteur/ CNN

    Puerto Rico could see dozens, if not hundreds, of babies with microcephaly in the coming months, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Friday while announcing the results of blood screenings underway in the U.S. territory.

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