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California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths

A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose deaths of three of her patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday by a judge in Los Angeles.

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CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

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5 things you need to know about Zika

A mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an "extraordinary event...

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UK asks airlines to spray insecticide to fight Zika virus

The British government has made a public request asking all airlines flying from Zika-affected areas to spray their planes with insecticide before coming back to the U.K.

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12.7 million Americans sign up for Affordable Care Act 3.0

Some 12.7 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2016, according to new figures released Thursday.

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5 things to know about CTE

The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are five things you need to know:

1. CTE isn't just about concussions

A concussion is a brain injury th...

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A text a day to keep the doctor away?

Text messages could be the latest solution to the very old problem of getting patients with chronic diseases to take their medications.

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New vaccines for HPV, meningitis recommended

New vaccines for meningococcal type B and HPV and are among the updates to the immunization schedule published for children and adults.

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CVS to sell heroin overdose antidote in 20 more states

CVS said it will stock the heroin overdose antidote Narcan in Ohio pharmacies next month, the first of 20 states where it plans to expand sales this year.

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Zika virus could slam these travel hotspots

Popular tourist hotspots in the Americas are poised for trouble as the Zika virus threatens to scare away visitors.

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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