The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised women in areas with the Zika virus, especially during pregnancy, to cover up against mosquitoes and practice safe sex but also reassured them that most would give birth to "normal infants."
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President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding that would in part fund an expedited effort to develop a Zika vaccine, but even with presidential power and funding, a vaccine could still be awhile.
There is a saying: 'We are what we eat." If that's the case, let's choose not to be cheap, fast, easy or junk.
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, and a lower incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. It may also help with mental acuity as we age.
Adults who suffer a concussion are at three times the long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study from Canada.
Dr. Mitchell Forman came to Southern Nevada in 2004 to take a position as founding dean of Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Stagnant water, dark enclosures, carbon dioxide — different things attract different mosquitoes. Few know that better than Vivek Raman, an environmental health supervisor with the Southern Nevada Health District.
In order to experience yoga's rejuvenating benefits, a class does not need to be conducted in a hot room.
In the fight against brain disease, the UFC is putting its money on the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Enrollment in Nevada's health insurance marketplace handily beat the totals of a year ago. Nevada Health Link signed up 88,145 customers, including 62,697 Las Vegans, in the open-enrollment period that ran from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday.
New vaccines for meningococcal type B and HPV and are among the updates to the immunization schedule published for children and adults.
Visitors to areas affected by Zika virus are being asked to hold onto their blood, for now.
Health officials say a disease believed to have caused a major increase in birth defects among Brazilian-born babies is unlikely to flourish in Nevada, though travelers could bring it to the state.
Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. It is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental United States in the current outbreak.
Three Southern Nevada hospitals have filed paperwork to become Level 3 trauma centers. But University Medical Center officials say the move could threaten their county-run hospital if the applications are approved simultaneously.
Local nonprofit Cure 4 the Kids Foundation announced Tuesday the creation of the first outpatient palliative care clinic specifically for children in Nevada.
The World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" Monday over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing.
British scientists have been given the green light to genetically modify human embryos, for the first time in the nation's history. The landmark decision means scientists will now be allowed to alter the DNA of embryos, for research purposes only.
Former state Sen. Sandra Tiffany found an ad in the newspaper, responded to it and waited. When she didn't hear back, she called a friend with connections at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The Southern Nevada Health District has launched a smartphone application that encourages residents to get active.
Helene Neville is on the run. Neville, wearing a red, white and blue outfit that stands out in a crowd, is running 135 miles nonstop between the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" signs at the south end of the Strip and Downtown.
JetBlue Airways Corp. joined a string of airlines offering to refund customers with tickets to areas impacted by the Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted illness that has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies.
With four days left in the sign-up period, Nevada's health insurance exchange is closing in on 80,000 customers.
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