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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance Jul 25 2016

U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected female partner.

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China's condom policies to prevent HIV fail to protect sex workers: research

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chinese police cracking down on sex workers routinely look for condoms as evidence of illegal activity, hindering efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among sex workers, one of the biggest at-risk groups in the country, experts said.

Jul 25 2016

Spain registers first case in Europe of baby born with Zika-related defect

MADRID Spain has recorded the first case in Europe of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, Spanish health authorities said on Monday.

Jul 25 2016

Doctors not sure we all need routine skin cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether routine full-body skin cancer screenings are safe or effective, according to U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from these malignancies.

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Olympics unlikely to worsen global spread of Zika

(Reuters Health) - People visiting Brazil for the 2016 Olympics won't significantly add to the global spread of Zika virus, according to a new analysis.

Sports, Brazil Jul 25 2016

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