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Karolinska University to investigate stem-cell scientist

LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska University says it is commissioning an external investigation into stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, who was cleared last year of misconduct charges related to his creation of wind pipes made from patients' stem cells….

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The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says scientists have discovered the …

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says scientists have discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples….

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Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga has declared it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it….

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Doctor faces life sentence for over-prescribing painkillers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts" of painkillers that left three patients dead could get life in prison at her sentencing scheduled for Friday….

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Hawaii lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate

HONOLULU (AP) — After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines and saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill to speed up the state's process for adopting federal vaccination guidelines….

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The Latest: US government temporarily lowers Zika count

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):…

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The Latest: Man in Puerto Rico with Zika has Guillain-Barre

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):…

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Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes….

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Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention….

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Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fight

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state has three new cases of Zika and he's adding a fifth county to his health emergency declaration….