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Australia, Taiwan, South Korea issue travel warnings for Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia, Taiwan and South Korea advised pregnant women and those attempting to get pregnant to avoid travel to Singapore after an outbreak of the Zika virus infected more than 50 people in the city-state. Learn More


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Adult mosquitoes can pass Zika to their offspring: U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. More »


Vectura's therapy misses primary goal in late stage lung disease trial

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Vectura Group Plc said its asthma therapy Flutiform had not met the primary endpoint in a late-stage trial to determine its ability to treat COPD, a type of lung disease, sending the British firm's stock to its lowest in 21 months. More »


Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of original

(Reuters) - Mylan NV said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker's second step in less than a week to counter the backlash over the product's steep price. More »


Immediate removal from play tied to faster recovery from concussion

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes who stop playing immediately after they experience a concussion take about half as long to recover as those who continue to play, according to a new study. More »


Overspecialization, overtraining up injuries and burnout in kids sports

(Reuters Health) - Focusing only on one sport, year-round, can increase kids’ risk of injury and burnout, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). More »


Transplant recipients who resume smoking have shorter survival

(Reuters Health) – For recipients of an organ transplant, smoking is even more dangerous than for the rest of the population, a recent analysis shows. More »


Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids

(Reuters Health) - Pediatricians are increasingly encountering parents who don't want their children immunized against infectious diseases, and a leading medical organization wants to help them address parents' fears and questions about vaccines. More »


Diabetes linked to memory decline in older adults

(Reuters Health) - Older adults with poorly controlled diabetes may struggle with what’s known as episodic memory, the ability to recall specific events experienced recently or long ago, a study suggests. More »


U.S. FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test: Roche

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued emergency authorization for a Zika diagnostics test from Swiss drugmaker Roche, skirting normal approval channels as the regulator moves to fight the disease's spread. More »


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