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Brazil Zika virus confirmed in Africa

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.
Source: BBC News - Health

More mental health patients sent miles

Nearly 5,500 mental health patients in England had to travel out of their area last year because of a lack of hospital beds, new figures show.
Source: BBC News - Health

WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas to Cabo Verde

Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that the Zika strain responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly has been detected in Africa.
Source: WHO news

Well: Ask Well: Can Nightmares Cause a Heart Attack?

There are case reports of people with no previously known risks having a heart attack after a nightmare, though they appear to be quite rare.
Source: NYT > Health

Well: A Truce With My Aging Stepdog

I was the intruder who kicked him out of his daddy's bedroom and wouldn't let him lick the dirty dishes. But he doesn't remember that anymore.
Source: NYT > Health

USA Swimming moves training camp amid Zika concerns

All eyes are on Rio and its Zika-carrying mosquitoes as the countdown to the 2016 Olympics continues. Here is the latest on how the battle against the Zika virus is being won or lost and how that effort is affecting athletes, visitors and the success of the Games.


Source: - Health

U.S. reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women, Obama pushes Congress on funds

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more funding to fight the outbreak spreading through the Americas.
Source: Reuters: Health News

Care 'could suffer' as NHS busts budget

Patient care could start to suffer after hospitals and other NHS trusts in England overspent by a record £2.45bn last year, experts are warning.
Source: BBC News - Health

Statement on the 9th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of poliovirus

The 9th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director­General on 12th May 2016.
Source: WHO news

After gastric bypass, use of psychiatric drugs may rise

Reuters Health - Although use of drugs to treat diabetes and other diseases related to obesity may decline after weight-loss surgery, use of neurological and psychiatric drugs may rise sharply, suggests a new study.
Source: Reuters: Health News


Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Potatoes, a Penis Transplant and Zika in Europe

Test your knowledge of this week's health news.
Source: NYT > Health

Your food labels are going to look a lot different

The labels on the food you buy will soon look a lot different, and the government hopes the change will help you make healthier decisions.
Source: - Health

Boston Police officer saves three from fire

Boston Police officer Luis Lopez has no fire training. But when he saw a raging house fire, his instincts took over, and he rushed into the three-story home.

Source: - Health

Paying kids not to kill

Richmond, California, has seen a dramatic drop in gun homicides in recent years after a program was introduced that allows violent youth a $1,000 stipend to stop their ways.

Source: - Health

Southern charm, deadly streets

The quaint city of Savannah, Georgia, has seen a surge in gun violence, averaging a killing every 5 days this year. And despite a new initiative to stop the killings, the shootings have not abated.
Source: - Health

100-pound weight loss helps 'broken' man rebuild

It took hitting rock bottom for Matt Harmon to get serious about a healthy lifestyle change after a lifetime of being overweight.
Source: - Health

Zero gravity weighs heavy on your health

After more than 50 years of human spaceflight, NASA is an expert in what happens to the human body when it's in zero gravity.

Source: - Health

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