Archive | June 2016

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

HOUSTON (AP) — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika.Broken window screens. Limited air conditioning. Trash piles that seem to re-appear even after they’re cleaned up.On a hot, humid day this month, Hotez pointed at o…
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Top China golfer Feng not to allow Zika fears ruin Rio dream

(Reuters) – Top Chinese woman golfer Shanshan Feng will compete at the Rio Games despite concerns over Zika virus and the world number 12 says she fears for the sport’s Olympic future following some high-profile withdrawals from the men’s competition.Golf’s return to Olympics for the first time…
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Germany: Number of births hits highest level since 2000

BERLIN (AP) – Germany recorded its highest number of births since 2000 last year, an encouraging sign in a country with an aging population.

The Federal…
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Pat Summitt’s death: Why Alzheimer’s disease is deadly

Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt died today (June 28) at age 64 after a five-year battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.


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Can you ‘catch’ stress in a classroom? Science says yes

Head lice and strep throat aren’t the only things you can catch in a classroom. According to a new study from Canada, stress may be contagious, too.

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Annual decline in heart disease death rates in US flat since 2011

After four decades of dramatic progress, the public-health battle in the U.S. against the ravages of heart disease may have hit a wall.

Since 2011, the…
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Cancer survivor sets sights on winning weightlifting competitions

A Minnesota woman known as “Lisa the power lifter” is sharing her story of how she went from being diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer to taking home weightlifting trophies over the span of one year.


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