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Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
 
Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young
Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros (US$600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman -- or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street -- after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday.
 
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.
 
Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas.
 
Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases -- but critics fear the new technique crosses too many ethical boundaries.
 
Following the rapid spread of Zika virus, Bhutan's health ministry has beefed up surveillance across the country.
 
Silver Linings Global striving to advance senior care islandwide
Thanks to advancements in technology, human life expectancy has grown from 50 years in the early twentieth century to 80 years today. However, people are not necessarily prepared knowledge-wise for how to manage this extra 30 years of lifespan.
 
Bangladeshi man 4th to get rare 'tree man' illness
A slight young man, with a dirty piece of pink cloth covering his hands resting on his lap, sat outside Dr. Samanta Lal Sen's office at the Burn & Plastic Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). He looked normal until his mother Amena Begum removed the cloth and he brought his feet out from beneath the chair.
 
The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Saturday confirmed Taiwan's second rabies case this year after a farmer in the central part of the country was bitten by a ferret-badger.
 
The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday confirmed the first case of German measles, also known as rubella, in Taiwan this year and called on the public to be on alert if they travel to Southeast Asia.
 
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