Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Florida Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream -- five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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 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.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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.