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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 4:51 a.m. EST

WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials....

Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine....

Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine
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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....





Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country....

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....

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....

Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out....

Mystery illness sickens 174 students at Pennsylvania college
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The number of students sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania has risen to over 170....

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England....

All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it....