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Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel 5:07pm EDT

CHICAGO The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States.

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Smoking raises brain-lining hemorrhage risk more for women

(Reuters Health) - Smokers, especially female smokers, have a higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage - bleeding inside the lining of the brain – compared with nonsmokers, according to a new study.

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Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say.

Entertainment, 11:25am EDT

Scientists find potential new antibiotic, right under their noses

LONDON Scientists in Germany have discovered a bacteria hiding out in peoples' noses that produces an antibiotic compound that can kill several dangerous pathogens, including the superbug MRSA.

Science, Germany 1:08pm EDT

GSK outlook brightens as Brexit brings currency windfall

LONDON Demand for new medicines helped GlaxoSmithKline grow earnings in the second quarter and the drugmaker is set for big gains in the rest of 2016 thanks to a weak pound, after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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