Health & Wellness Features
Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
No classes at Pennsylvania college as 192 students sickened
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes and weekend activities have been canceled at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania as the school deals with a mystery illness that has sickened more than 190 students....
Today is Valentine's Day. According to the National Retail Federation, about 55 percent of Americans celebrate February 14 and those who do will spend an average of $146.84.
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