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Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length 29 Jul 2016

CHICAGO The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters.

Ovarian cancer risk nearly doubles in women who douche 29 Jul 2016

(Reuters Health) - Women who reported douching almost doubled their risk of developing ovarian cancer, a national U.S. study shows.


New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room 28 Jul 2016

CHICAGO Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world.


WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low 29 Jul 2016

BEIJING The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.