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Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus....
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House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday....
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Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky, a region hard-hit by deadly heroin....
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Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms....
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Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months....
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No classes at Pennsylvania college as 192 students sickened
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes and weekend activities have been canceled at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania as the school deals with a mystery illness that has sickened more than 190 students....
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Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country....
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CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk....
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Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals....
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