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7 hours ago

Baby box program in Philadelphia encourages safe sleeping

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors and nurses hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers….

KDWN

5 hours ago

Parents of Newtown victim honored for brain-health advocacy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two scientists whose daughter was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School are being honored by the Yale School of Medicine for their advocacy for brain health….

KDWN

5 hours ago

Baby box programs spread to US, encourage safe sleeping

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors in Philadelphia hope to lower the city's high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping….

KDWN

2 hours ago

WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, warning of a "major breakdown" of the health system in the war-torn North African country….

KDWN

2 hours ago

Agency: Bars can’t ban pregnant women or refuse them drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnant women can't be kept out of New York City bars or refused alcoholic drinks just because they're expecting, under new city guidelines….

KDWN

4 hours ago

Spain reports 1st case of Zika-linked microcephaly

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities say they've identified the first case in Spain of the birth defect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus….

KDWN

14 hours ago

Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes

MIAMI (AP) — British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases….

KDWN

17 hours ago

Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis

NEW YORK (AP) — A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier – contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause….

KDWN

17 hours ago

The FDA’s new ruling on all tobacco products at a glance

The Food and Drug Administration stretched its reach deeper into the tobacco industry on Thursday. Here are the details….

KDWN

19 hours ago

Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Panama say they've identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus….