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Thailand rules out Zika link in two microcephaly cases; investigating two 1:36am EDT

BANGKOK Thailand ruled out on Wednesday Zika as the cause of two cases of microcephaly but is investigating two other cases that could be the first linked to Zika in Southeast Asia of the condition that results in babies being born with small heads.

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Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles: health agency

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Sep 27 2016

How tattoos can help patients with skin grafts and scars

(Reuters Health) - Patients who get tattoos to cover facial skin grafts and scars may feel happier with both their appearance and quality of life, a Dutch study suggests.

Sep 27 2016

Task force advises routine preeclampsia screening in pregnancy

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women should get routine blood pressure checks at every prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, according to new proposed U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from this complication.

Sep 27 2016

Hollywood portrayals of brain death don't match real life

(Reuters Health) - Portrayals of brain death in film and television are as fictional as the characters, researchers say.

Sep 27 2016

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