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Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Study: Global Water Crisis Worse Than Thought
Two-thirds of world's population experience severe water shortage at least one month a year, researchers find

5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide
More than half of these fatalities occur in China and India, research shows

A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel
Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

Another STD Spurs Concern
British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?
Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers
Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems

Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study
Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes
Flowers, jewelry or an outdoor excursion can make the holiday romantic, expert says

Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2016

Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes Caregiver
Educate and care for yourself, too

Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table
Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper

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