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French security turned out in force Saturday night as British pop legend Sting reopened the Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned the famed Paris venue into a bloodbath.
 
Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections
Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.
 
Public flu vaccines to be given to paying patients
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on Saturday ordered that publicly funded flu vaccines be made available to paying patients to alleviate a shortage.
 
Taiwan has confirmed a new imported case of Zika virus infection, involving a 51-year-old Taiwanese man who developed the symptoms of fever, conjunctivitis and joint pain after returning from Vietnam in late September, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
 
Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection.
 
Malaysia reports first suspected case of Zika
Malaysia on Thursday reported its first suspected case of Zika, a 58-year-old woman believed to have contracted it in neighboring Singapore where more than 100 cases have been confirmed.
 
Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions.
 
FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers
The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
 
Disease control authorities yesterday said they had confirmed Taiwan's sixth Zika case in a local woman who had recently returned from a trip to Florida.
 
Scientists find Zika antibodies in step toward vaccine
US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine.
 
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