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FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika probe Jul 28 2016

CHICAGO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated counties to stop collecting blood as health officials determine whether Zika has begun transmission in the continental United States.

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Technology alone may not close disparities in medical research

(Reuters Health) - Internet technologies may help underserved populations participate in medical research studies, but relying on those technologies to get broader participation isn't likely to work, a new study suggests.

Jul 28 2016

U.S. and UK form global partnership to speed new antibiotics

LONDON U.S. and British health officials have created a new alliance with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars to accelerate the development of new antibiotics and tackle the growing problem of drug resistance.

Jul 28 2016

Too much light at night, too little in the morning tied to obesity risk

(Reuters Health) - Older people exposed to high lighting in the evening, and low light in the morning are more likely to gain weight, and the opposite light exposures may encourage weight loss, Japanese researchers say.

Japan Jul 28 2016

Innovations give African leaders hope malaria can be beaten by 2030

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African governments are confident malaria can be wiped out within 15 years as research innovations, including a vaccine against the disease, are developed and tested, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) said.

Jul 28 2016

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