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Puerto Rico Zika cases now include 65 pregnant women, one death: CDC

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CHICAGO Health officials on Friday confirmed the first U.S. death of a patient infected with the Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

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U2 guitarist The Edge makes history as he rocks Sistine Chapel for cancer 01 May 2016

VATICAN CITY The Edge, lead guitarist with the Irish band U2, has become the first rock star to play in the Sistine Chapel, a venue he described as "the most beautiful parish hall in the world".

U.S. approves first drug for psychosis linked to Parkinson's 29 Apr 2016

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug for psychosis linked to Parkinson's disease was approved in the United States on Friday, becoming the first treatment for the condition to get a nod in the country.

Dole under U.S. probe after deadly Listeria outbreak 30 Apr 2016

LOS ANGELES Dole Food Co Inc [DFCI.UL] said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.

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Study of Liberia Ebola flare-up shows need for longer vigilance 29 Apr 2016

LONDON, April 29 A study of a cluster of Ebola cases that appeared in Liberia last year, months after the country was declared Ebola-free, has found that the virus re-emerged after lying dormant in a female survivor.

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Biden gets papal blessing for his global war on cancer 29 Apr 2016

VATICAN CITY U.S. Vice President Joe Biden took his crusade against cancer to the Vatican on Friday and heard Pope Francis call for an "economic paradigm shift" where medical research is dictated by need rather than profit. | Video

Mindfulness therapy works for recurrent depression 29 Apr 2016

(Reuters Health) - For people with recurring depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be more helpful than other treatments, according to a new analysis.

Norovirus sickens scores on Fred. Olsen cruise ship -U.S. agency 29 Apr 2016

An outbreak of the norovirus stomach bug has sickened 160 people aboard a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship docked at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. health officials and the company said on Friday.

No need to fast before cholesterol check 29 Apr 2016

(Reuters Health) - Most people don't need to fast overnight before getting their blood drawn for a cholesterol test, according to a group of experts.

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Biogen, AbbVie multiple sclerosis drug wins EU green light 29 Apr 2016

LONDON A once-monthly injection for multiple sclerosis from Biogen and AbbVie has been recommended for approval by European regulators, paving the way for its launch in the coming months.