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KDWN

6 hours ago

No classes at Pennsylvania college as 185 students sickened

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes and weekend activities have been canceled at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania as the school deals with a mystery illness that has sickened at least 185 students….

KDWN

3 hours ago

WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials….

KDWN

10 mins ago

The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from…

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials….

KDWN

5 hours ago

Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country….

KDWN

9 hours ago

2nd pregnant Australian woman tests positive for Zika virus

SYDNEY (AP) — A pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas. It's the second such case this week….

KDWN

13 hours ago

Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Thursday called for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into Republican resistance as another health issue began spiraling into an election-year showdown between the parties….

KDWN

14 hours ago

CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk….

KDWN

16 hours ago

Jury: Smokers didn’t prove Marlboros have defective design

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings….

KDWN

16 hours ago

Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months….

KDWN

17 hours ago

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England….