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Stories with subject: Birth defects
  • CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding 
    Updated: May-26-16 4:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.

  • Federal study inconclusive on TCE and birth defects 
    Updated: May-26-16 12:57 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects, scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday.

  • Arizona health officials form Zika virus defense plan 
    Updated: May-25-16 6:03 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona health officials say they hope to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the state by taking steps to identify travelers who bring the mosquito-borne disease home with them.

  • Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 5:15 pm

    NEW YORK - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?

  • After 3 months, Congress ready to act on Obama's Zika call story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 1:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obama's long-stalled request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems.

  • When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion? 
    Updated: May-11-16 11:56 am

    NEW YORK - There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects - and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.

  • Pregnant Connecticut teen shocked to learn she has Zika story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 5:06 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut teenager says she was shocked she tested positive for the Zika virus after learning she was pregnant.

  • Spain reports 1st case of Zika-linked microcephaly 
    Updated: May-06-16 4:27 am

    MADRID - Health authorities say they've identified the first case in Spain of the birth defect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.