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UPDATE: Has Zika spread to Miami Beach? Officials downplay news

Miami Beach - Sources have told several news outlets that the Zika virus has now spread to Miami Beach, creating alarm for those in the Florida tourist industry. Florida Department of Health officials confirmed there are two locally-transmitted Zika cases.

The U.S. is not prepared for a Zika virus outbreak

Washington D.c. - Speaking at a panel meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a CDC official told the audience the Zika virus remains "pretty concerning," pointing out that mosquito control had diminished in recent years.

Puerto Rico reporting 1,100 Zika cases as debt crisis worsens

San Juan - Puerto Rico has recorded over 1,100 confirmed Zika virus cases since the mosquito-borne virus first appeared in the U.S. territory six months ago.

Zika virus transmitted to women through sex suspected in 14 cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they are investigating 14 cases of the Zika virus in U.S. women who possibly contracted the virus through sexual contact with partners who had traveled to Zika- affected countries.

Zika virus has potential to spread throughout Americas

Researchers studying the spread of infectious diseases say the Zika virus, possibly linked to birth defects, has the potential to spread across the Americas, including parts of the U.S.

As Zika virus spreads, Brazil reports 1,761 microcephaly cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that Brazil is now reporting 1,761 cases of babies born with microcephaly, a condition where the brain is unusually small. The condition has been linked to a mosquito-borne virus.

Canadian women file class-action lawsuit over anti-nausea drug

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Canada by women who say their babies were harmed after the women took a powerful anti-nausea drug that was not technically approved for use during their pregnancies.

Flint, Michigan: Lead-tainted water unsafe to drink, doctors say

Flint - Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.

Lawsuit claims scheme bilked taxpayers, targeted poor women

Indianapolis - A lawsuit claims that Indiana's largest health network bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars, according to charges filed by the U.S. government and a local doctor.

Study says chemotherapy is safe for pregnant women

A new study has found that pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer can have chemotherapy without endangering their unborn child. Researchers say there appears to be no greater risk of birth defects or other health issues.

U.S. CDC reports 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol

Research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drinking among pregnant women is a public health concern. The agency noted 1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol.

Op-Ed: Thugs in uniform Taser pregnant women

Police officers put their lives on the line every time they step outside their front doors, often having to face such dangerous public enemies as dementia patients and pregnant women.

Research: Mother's diet affects baby's allergies

Scientists have identified a connection between diet of pregnant mothers and the risks of developing allergies in their babies.

Mothers may give birth early when they live close to major roads

A new Australian study has found that pregnant women may give birth earlier when they live within a 400 metre radius of multiple main roads or freeways.

Special H1N1 Vaccine In Canada For Pregnant Women

A vaccine that does not contain chemical additive adjuvant is now ready for Ontario women who are pregnant. The 200,000 doses on hand were obtained from Australia.

Poll: Half of pregnant women will refuse H1N1 vaccine

A new poll reveals that just less than half of pregnant women will refuse to receive the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccination because of widespread fear.

UK health care horror story: no beds for women in labor

As the United States debates the merits of government-sponsored health care, stories emerge from the UK of dramatic bed shortages in maternity wards and the consequences those shortages have on patients in labor.

Study says pregnant women has higher risk with swine flu

In a recent swine flu-related study. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that pregnant women who get the dreaded virus are four times more likely to be hospitalized as compared to other swine flu patients.

New Study Shows a Diabetic Link to Postpartum Depression

Diabetic women are more likely to develop postpartum depression than those who aren’t diabetic, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Now pregnant women are told: 'It is safe to drink daily glass of wine'

Till now doctors advised pregnant women not to drink during pregnancy, now a national health institute says pregnant women can drink up to 1.5 glasses of wine a day without harming their unborn baby.

Methyl Iodide: The New Threat to Pregnant Women & Kids in California and Florida

The EPA has approved the use of methyl iodide, a pesticide on strawberry fields. But scientists and Nobel laureates warn the substance is a neurotoxin and carcinogen that causes tumors and neurological damage when exposed to it.

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South Korea is trying to help pregnant women find seats on train carriages  using pink lights. The p...
South Korea is trying to help pregnant women find seats on train carriages, using pink lights. The pink light over the seat is activated wirelessly by a pregnant woman.
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