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Baby Born with Microcephaly in US to Woman Who Contracted Zika Elsewhere

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iStock/Thinkstock(HACKENSACK, N.J.) — A woman visiting the U.S. has given birth to a baby with microcephaly after contracting Zika elsewhere, officials said. The woman gave birth to the baby at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey on Tuesday, according to Hackensack University Medical Center. The mother is receiving “exceptional” care, according to the hospital. Microcephaly is …

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Concussions in Children May Be Vastly Underreported, Study Finds

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iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Children who have suffered a concussion are more likely to be diagnosed in their pediatrician’s office than the emergency room, according to a new study that suggests current concussion statistics may be vastly underreported, since only children diagnosed in the ER are included in counts by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the study, published …

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Woman Bitten by Shark Faces Long Recovery, Doctors Say

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Orange Country Global Medical Center and Maria Korcsmaros(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — A Canadian woman who suffered a vicious shark bite at a California beach on Sunday will have a long road toward recovery, doctors treating her wounds said Tuesday. The shark, believed to be a great white, bit Maria Korcsmaros from her shoulder all the way down to her pelvis, …

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Woman’s Physical Condition May Have Saved Her During Shark Attack

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — A woman’s physical condition may have saved her during a Memorial Day weekend shark attack. In Newport Beach, California, on Sunday, Maria Korcsmaros was bitten by a shark while she was training for a half-Iron Man competition. Humberto Sauri, medical director of trauma at Orange County Global Medical Center, said the 52-year-old fitness instructor was able …

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WHO Strengthens Guidelines to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

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iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization has strengthened its guidelines for Zika due to fears that the virus may persist in bodily fluids for longer than previously thought. The WHO advised couples to use barrier contraception or abstain from sexual contact for at least eight weeks after returning from an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. This is double its …

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Experts Weigh In on Whether Cheat Days Help or Hinder Weight Loss

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stars like to share their cheat day indulgences on social media – from The Rock’s cinnamon buns and fudge peanut butter brownies to Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian’s choice of fried chicken – but do the days off from dieting help weight loss? The science is still not definitive, but some experts say cheat days may help with …

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Your Body: The Pros and Cons of Juicing

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor With about 20 percent of adults concerned about their weight trying juice cleanses, veggie and fruit-packed beverages have turned into an estimated $200 million a year industry. So what do you need to know about the risks and benefits? Well, in my opinion, drinking good juice made from fruits or vegetables …

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Fifty Days Later, Heart Attack Survivor Crosses 10K Finish Line

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Zoonar/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — A Virginia man celebrated Sunday after crossing the finish line to a race he started 50 days earlier. Bill Hughes participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K last month, but never made it to the finish line after going into cardiac arrest about halfway through the race, according to ABC affiliate WRIC-TV. The 60-year-old runner was immediately …

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