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Amid Zika fears, Florida theme parks offer mosquito repellent - CNN
27 Aug 2016 at 4:20pm

CNN

Amid Zika fears, Florida theme parks offer mosquito repellent
CNN
(CNN) It probably was only a matter of time, but mosquito repellent has joined hand sanitizer as a must-have health accessory at Florida theme parks. Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando are spearheading the movement in hope of sidelining ...
Disney World provides free insect repellent as Zika scare risesWKMG Orlando
Disney passholder changes make some locals feel left behindOrlando Sentinel
Disney World to provide ...

Rising US Mortality Rate For Mothers Is Highest In Texas - NPR
27 Aug 2016 at 5:40am

Dallas Morning News

Rising US Mortality Rate For Mothers Is Highest In Texas
NPR
The maternal mortality rate in Texas doubled from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force tells NPR's Scott Simon it's a complex problem. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Texas has some of the best medical care facilities ...
Why Do We Only See Dragonflies In The Summer?WUNC
Pregnancy-Related Deaths Double in Texas Over a Short TimeHouston Public Media
Experts search for explanation as tw...

Zika Funding Delay in Congress Puts Americans at Risk, Obama Says - NBCNews.com
27 Aug 2016 at 5:28am

NBCNews.com

Zika Funding Delay in Congress Puts Americans at Risk, Obama Says
NBCNews.com
President Barack Obama urged Congress to make Zika funding its first priority after members return from a seven-week summer break, saying the delay is putting Americans at risk. "[E]very day that Republican leaders in Congress wait to do their job ...
All Donated Blood in US Should Be Tested for Zika, FDA SaysNew York Times
FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in USReuters
Singapore confirms first...

MammaPrint Finds Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Chemo - Medscape
26 Aug 2016 at 5:01am

Medscape

MammaPrint Finds Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Chemo
Medscape
In breast cancer patients who were judged to be at high risk by clinical assessment, and who were thus destined for chemotherapy, use of the 70-gene signature test (MammaPrint, Agendia) found that half (49%) of these women could skip chemotherapy.
When DNA and medical tests disagree about breast cancer risk, which to believe?Fox News
Study Confirms MammaPrint's Accuracy in Assessing Treatment for Early Breast CancerOncLiv...

Illegally Manufactured Fentanyl Linked to Rise in Overdoses - Medscape
26 Aug 2016 at 2:45am

Medscape

Illegally Manufactured Fentanyl Linked to Rise in Overdoses
Medscape
The increasing distribution of illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) across the United States, and the sharp rise in overdose deaths linked to this drug, are causing more concern about a growing threat to public health and safety. According to a report ...
The drug that killed Prince ? fentanylThe Hill (blog)
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids sold as counterfeits in deadly new trendSFGate
Illicitly-Manufactured Fentany...

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