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WHO: Zika's Possible Link With Birth Defect "A Public Health Emergency" World Health officials met Monday for an emergency session to decide whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a possible link to a birth defect should be considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
New Study Links Diabetes, Obesity To Autism RiskDiabetes and obesity are at epidemic levels in women of child bearing age and now a new study is linking the two conditions to autism risk.
$16M Given To Florida Groups For Cancer ResearchA number of Florida organizations are getting money for cancer research and tobacco-related diseases.
WHO Officials To Hold Special Session On Zika VirusWorld Health officials will meet Monday for an emergency session on the Zika virus as the amount of cases for the mosquito-borne virus keeps growing.
Task Force Urges Doctors To Screen All Adults For DepressionAll adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.
CDC Releases Guidelines For Infants Infected With Zika Virus Health officials released new guidelines for evaluating and testing infants that may have the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
AHA: Heart Attack Causes, Symptoms Are Different In WomenA woman’s heart attack may have different causes and symptoms and some risk factors can be even more dangerous, according to a new, first-ever statement from the American Heart Association.
Focus On South Florida: New year, New Health, New YouDid you make any resolutions for 2016?
CDC Warns Of More Countries With Zika CasesHealth officials added more countries to the list of places to watch out for when it comes to the mosquito-born Zika virus.
Zika Cases Reported In Dade, Hillsborough CountyFlorida health officials have confirmed three cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the state.
Parents Urged To Steer Clear Of Protein Supplements For KidsProtein supplements are becoming wildly popular. Athletes use them all the time and now more kids are taking them. But do they really need them?
CDC May Issue Guidelines For Pregnant Women Over VirusThe Centers For Disease Control (CDC) is expected to issue travel guidelines for expectant mothers en route to a place that has certain viruses.

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