Medications

Canada amplifies label warnings on common pain reliever

Over-the-counter pain-relief drugs containing widely used acetaminophen will have clearer warning labels in Canada to help reduce potential liver damage that can be fatal, health authorities said Thursday.

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Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot.

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Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.

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Spain screens 200 people after man dies of Congo fever

Health authorities in Spain have begun screening around 200 people after a rare, deadly virus known as Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever killed a man and infected a nurse who treated him, officials said Thursday.

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Zika travel warning issued for Miami neighborhood: US

Zika fears prompted US health authorities on Monday to issue a travel warning for a small section of Miami where local mosquitoes have spread the virus to 14 people, officials said.

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Paraguay reports first two cases of Zika birth defect

Paraguay reported its first two cases Wednesday of babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, which is blamed for a surge in the birth defect across Latin America.

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