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In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- 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....

The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):...

Karolinska University to investigate stem-cell scientist
LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's Karolinska University says it is commissioning an external investigation into stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, who was cleared last year of misconduct charges related to his creation of wind pipes made from patients' stem cells....





Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets....

CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....

For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery....

Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus....

Tonga declares Zika epidemic after 5 confirmed cases
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) -- The tiny South Pacific kingdom of Tonga said Friday it has a Zika epidemic after five people tested positive for the virus and another 265 are suspected of having it....

Doctor sentenced after victims die from pain drugs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country....

Hawaii lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate
HONOLULU (AP) -- After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines and saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill to speed up the state's process for adopting federal vaccination guidelines....

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