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VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients

a shared story    1 day 16 hours 15 minutes ago
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis. 

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Depression linked to genes inherited from Neanderthals: study

a shared story    1 day 17 hours 15 minutes ago
After a massive study linking tens of thousands of modern people's medical records to their genetic histories, certain genes inherited from Neanderthals have been linked to psychiatric disorders, blood clotting and addictive behaviors, researchers said Friday. The legacy of human ancestors from Africa interbreeding with Neanderthals...(more) 

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US scientists travel to Colombia for Zika collaboration

a shared story    1 day 18 hours 15 minutes ago
American scientists traveled to Colombia to investigate the mosquito-borne Zika virus and help find a vaccine for the disease that is plaguing Latin America, the US ambassador to Bogota said Friday. The US experts are studying "the possibility of a vaccine" alongside specialists from the Colombian...(more) 

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Express Scripts sees slow 2016 sales for new cholesterol drugs

a shared story    1 day 19 hours 15 minutes ago
By Caroline Humer and Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A surge in sales of pricey new cholesterol treatments is unlikely to materialize this year, contrary to the previous expectations of Express Scripts Holding, an executive from the largest manager of U.S. drug benefits said on...(more) 

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Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system

a shared story    1 day 20 hours 15 minutes ago
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top...(more) 

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Zika virus persisted in man's semen for 2 months: report

a shared story    1 day 21 hours 15 minutes ago
A man in Britain who was infected with Zika while traveling to the Cook Islands showed evidence of the mosquito-borne virus in his semen for two months, health officials said Friday. The finding raises new questions for health authorities as they scramble to learn more about...(more) 

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Exercise programs may lower the risk of serious falls for older men

a shared story    1 day 22 hours 15 minutes ago
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a new study suggests. For men and women combined, the exercise program did not significantly reduce fall injuries, but in men it...(more) 

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Flint police and fire chiefs resign amid drinking water crisis

a shared story    1 day 23 hours 15 minutes ago
"Mayor Weaver has determined the city needs fresh faces in place with new ideas to help move Flint forward," said a statement from her office. Chief of Police James Tolbert and the fire department chief, David Cox Jr., submitted their resignations to Weaver, the statement said....(more) 

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Zika effect short-lived in LatAm stocks, for now: Morgan Stanley

a shared story    2 days 15 minutes ago
The spread of the Zika virus will likely affect tourism and transport-related stocks in Latin America in the short term, but evidence of its longer-lasting impact on markets and local economies has yet to surface, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. The economies of Mrbrexico and Peru...(more) 

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'Convoys can go very soon' if Syria's warring parties give nod: Egeland

a shared story    2 days 1 hour 15 minutes ago
Major and regional powers have pledged to help speed aid deliveries to besieged towns in Syria, but it is a very difficult and complicated process, the chairman of the working group said after its first meeting on Friday. The group, which includes Syria's allies Russia and...(more) 

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Health minister urges Brazilians to join Zika battle

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's health minister is calling on residents to join the government's battle to eliminate Zika, saying that keeping homes free of mosquitoes is the most-effective way to contain the virus.... 

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U.N. task force demands immediate aid access in Syria

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Countries backing the U.S.- and Russian-led plan for a cessation of hostilities in Syria have requested access to besieged towns and expect approval from the warring parties without delay, the group's chairman Jan Egeland said on Friday. The "Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria" met...(more) 

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