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The Associated Press
AP Top Health News at 1:43 p.m. EDT

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness....

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
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BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia....

Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion
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DENVER (AP) -- Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered....





City skyline blinks in nightly ritual to cheer up sick kids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- For one sparkling minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside a children's hospital....

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged....

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday....

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region....

In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her....

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus....

Identical girl triplets born in Poland are doing well
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a hospital in southwestern Poland says extremely rare identical girl triplets were born earlier this month through a cesarean section and are doing well....