Health & Wellness Features
More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone
MIAMI (AP) -- As word spread that Miami's hippest neighborhood was now considered ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika virus in the U.S. mainland, many residents vowed to take precautions, local officials urged tourists not to change travel plans and mosquito-control workers geared up for war against the pests....
The Latest: Senator seeks reconvening of Congress over Zika
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):...
Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out
Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away....
Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study....
Homegrown Zika raises more questions about the evolving risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homegrown mosquitoes apparently have infected four people in the Miami area with Zika and now it's up to tried-and-true public health measures to stamp out the birth defect-causing virus before it spreads....
To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk
LONDON (AP) -- If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk - just make sure you can spare at least an hour....
Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin....
Army secretary touts importance of mental health
HONOLULU (AP) -- Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need....
Anthem prepping for hardball fight with feds over Cigna deal
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball....
Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications....
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