Stories about Health

Feb 04 2016

Zika can be transmitted sexually

The Aedes aegypti mosquito's habitat, mainly in tropical zones, stretches as far as the southern United States and into southern Europe. The eight-person team will be...

Feb 04 2016

Peru reports first patient carrying the Zika virus

The commission gave no indication of where the man was treated or whether he was hospitalized. Also: Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa, and Samoa in the South P...

Feb 04 2016

White House proposes more money to battle heroin epidemic

The 2017 budget proposal will establish new discretionary and mandatory funding over two years to ensure Americans struggling with addiction who want help can receive tre...

Feb 03 2016

Zika cases soar in Colombia

She says the Zika virus has been around since the late 1940s, but up until now it was considered just a nuisance virus. He said that while there was no proof the vi...

Feb 03 2016

Three people test positive for Zika in New York: authorities

The virus , for which there is no known cure, is thought to cause microcephaly in unborn children, a condition which stops babies' brains growing and causes abnormally sm...