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Hawaii signs emergency proclamation on Zika virus

The governor of Hawaii has signed an emergency proclamation regarding Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

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State offers solutions for upstate N.Y. water contamination

New York state is working to develop new long-term water sources for a small upstate town where the water system has been contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical, the state said Friday in a press release.

The state may install new or deeper wells ...

Flint water plant

Michigan Legionnaires' deaths were preventable, official says

Residents of Flint, Michigan, began getting gravely ill and in some cases dying in summer 2014 in one of the worst outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in U.S. history, and a county health director says attempts to find the source were hampered when th...

Rio 2016 Olympic stadium

What threat does Zika pose to the Olympics?

Well before the Zika epidemic began in Brazil last year, Olympics organizers knew they would face a challenge in keeping the approximately 16,000 athletes and 600,000 visitors to Rio de Janiero healthy.

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3 deaths linked to Zika virus in Venezuela

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications related to the Zika virus, President Nicolas Maduro said.

There have been 319 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the nation, state-run newspaper Correo Del Orinoco reported Thursday.

Venezuela's...

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How your brain works against your best intentions

Have you ever tried to stop yourself from doing something, but were unable to summon up the willpower? A new study finds your brain might be working against your best intentions, and scientists think they might know what could help you unlock your better self.

Prescription drugs, pills

Clinton, Bush biggest recipients of Pharma donations

When former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli announced that he was increasing the price of an HIV drug called Daraprim by nearly 5,000%, he turned the cost of prescription drugs into a political issue.

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Why Americans don't live as long as Europeans

Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries, and drug poisonings, gun injuries and motor vehicle crashes are largely to blame, a study finds.

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How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness

It was less than a year ago that Adrienne Heinz lost her brother, Austen, who committed suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

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These earplugs could replace your noise machine

Should everything be "smart?"

Most men know that prostate cancer is something they could be at-risk for, but how much do you really know about the disease? What are the signs and how do you know if you are at-risk?

Heart Health

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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