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Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. Learn More


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Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread

MIAMI (Reuters) - Christophe and Franziska Lefever were admiring graffiti at an outdoor gallery in a chic Miami arts district on Friday when they learned that the first cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States were contracted in the area. More »


UK urges pregnant women to reconsider travel to Zika-hit Florida

LONDON (Reuters) - British health officials have urged pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida after the southern U.S. state confirmed the first cases of the Zika virus that were not linked to travel. More »


Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. More »


U.N. supports 'brelfies' to encourage breastfeeding

GENEVA (Reuters) - If you're hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. More »


Non-celiac 'wheat sensitivity' is an immune disorder, too

(Reuters Health) - People who feel ill after eating wheat but who don't have celiac disease may finally have a biological explanation for their symptoms, a new study suggests. More »


Lasting brain changes seen in college athletes after concussion

(Reuters Health) – The brain may show signs of concussion for months or years after the injury occurred, according to a Canadian study of college athletes. More »


Ovarian cancer risk nearly doubles in women who douche

(Reuters Health) - Women who reported douching almost doubled their risk of developing ovarian cancer, a national U.S. study shows. More »


New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. More »


WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

BEIJING (Reuters) - The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. More »


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