- In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss Updated: Feb-05-16 11:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.
- Bottled water urged for kids, pregnant women amid lead scare Updated: Feb-05-16 4:52 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - New advisories being sent to Ohio communities previously found to have high lead levels in tap water suggest children and pregnant women in those areas should instead drink bottled or filtered water.
- The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):
- CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.
- Tucson Rodeo to continue as planned despite equine herpes Updated: Feb-05-16 10:58 am
TUCSON, Arizona - Officials with the Tucson Rodeo say the festivities will go forward as planned despite a herpes outbreak spreading through Tuft Paradise racetrack.
- House OKs bill seeking accommodations for pregnant workers Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Pregnant workers would be guaranteed accommodations for bathroom, food and water breaks under a measure passed by the House.
- NY offers Zika tests to pregnant women travelers Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
ALBANY, New York - Pregnant women in New York who have recently traveled to countries impacted by the Zika virus can now get free tests for the infection, the state announced Thursday.
- Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.
- Missouri Republican proposes birth control from pharmacists Updated: Feb-03-16 8:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for Missouri women to get birth control.
- Joy and sorrow: A lifetime in 89 minutes Updated: Feb-03-16 6:49 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - Eighty-nine minutes doesn't seem like a long amount of time, but it was a lifetime for Daniel John Dice and his parents.
- Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut Updated: Feb-03-16 6:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain an increase in births among poor families.
- US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs Updated: Feb-03-16 5:28 pm
NEW YORK - A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.
- The Latest: Jury hears opening in suit over cystic fibrosis Updated: Feb-03-16 4:04 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The latest on a Montana mother who is suing her health care providers claiming they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion (all times local):
- Report: It's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people Updated: Feb-03-16 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON - It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people - dad, mom and an egg donor - advisers to the government said Wednesday.
- Utah conservatives vow to fight sex education bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Democratic lawmaker is pushing a measure that would expand sex education in Utah schools, but the proposal is a longshot: conservative groups have already vowed to fight it.
- Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas Updated: Feb-03-16 2:33 am
DALLAS - Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
- Tony Parker could miss Olympics because of wife's pregnancy Updated: Feb-02-16 9:34 am
PARIS - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker could miss the Olympics because of the expected birth of his second son.
- Britain approves controversial gene-editing experiments Updated: Feb-01-16 3:42 pm
LONDON - In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct gene-editing experiments on human embryos.
- Baby born prematurely after crash released from hospital Updated: Feb-01-16 1:13 pm
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - A spokesman for an Evansville hospital says an infant born prematurely after a woman was fatally injured when an overloaded van overturned on a southwestern Indiana highway in September has been released in good condition.
- Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed Updated: Feb-01-16 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.
- For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.
- In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.
- More airlines offer Zika refunds to pregnant women Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 pm
DALLAS - More U.S. airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to places dealing with an outbreak of Zika virus.
- Eli Lilly 4Q profit jumps, tops forecasts Updated: Jan-28-16 7:55 am
NEW YORK - Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday reported a boost in fourth-quarter profit of on higher sales of its top-selling insulin Humalog and the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis.
- United, American offering refunds for travel to Zika areas Updated: Jan-27-16 9:27 am
Two major U.S. airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries.