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Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine
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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country's health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months....

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....

Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear
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BOSTON (AP) -- For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics - health care, jobs, education and a safe home....

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....

England's junior doctors go on strike as contract talks fail
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on strike after the failure of contract negotiations....

Babies' eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests....

Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus....

Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring
NEW YORK (AP) -- A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found....

India launches campaign for deworming millions of children
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development....

China reports first case of imported Zika virus
BEIJING (AP) -- China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday....