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7 hours ago

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

NEW YORK (AP) — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness….

KDWN

8 hours ago

Officials: Zika caused only mild illness in US kids

NEW YORK (AP) — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness….

KDWN

10 hours ago

Many doctors not using site for keeping painkillers in check

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy aimed at stemming the opioid epidemic….

KDWN

14 hours ago

Thailand confirms SE Asia’s first Zika-linked birth defects

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly – abnormally small heads – were caused by the Zika virus, the first time the linkage has been made in Southeast Asia….

KDWN

1 day ago

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region….

KDWN

1 day ago

Ex-student gets year in prison for on-campus drug overdoses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former student at Wesleyan University in Connecticut who sold drugs involved in a series of on-campus overdoses has been ordered to serve a year and a day in prison….

KDWN

1 day ago

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged….

KDWN

1 day ago

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients….

KDWN

1 day ago

Herbal supplement maker agrees to quality control measures

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products….

KDWN

1 day ago

Identical girl triplets born in Poland are doing well

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for a hospital in southwestern Poland says extremely rare identical girl triplets were born earlier this month through a cesarean section and are doing well….