60 students sick after suspected norovirus outbreak
AVON, Conn. (AP) — Classes at a boys' boarding school have been cancelled after a suspected norovirus outbreak left about 60 students sick.
Court cases challenge 'Shaken Baby' diagnosis
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California jury convicted Alan Gimenez of killing his infant daughter Priscilla after medical testimony revealed what some doctors say is a tell-tale sign she had been shaken: brain swelling and bleeding inside her skull and behind her eyes.
Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.
Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes
SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.
WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
BERLIN (AP) — A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.
Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.
House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.
Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.
Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.
Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky, a region hard-hit by deadly heroin.
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