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Caregiver gets Zika from man who died

A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery …


In Brief: Brady drops Deflategate appeal

Tom Brady is giving up the legal fight on Deflategate, meaning the New England Patriots quarterback will miss the first four games of the season.


White House in last-minute Zika plea backs off dollar figure

Obama administration officials are making an eleventh-hour plea to Republican congressional leaders to avoid leaving for a seven-week summer break without passing an emergency spending bill to combat the Zika …


Newsmakers: Mavs sending Jeremy Evans to Pacers in salary cap dump

The Mavericks are sending 2012 NBA slam dunk champion Jeremy Evans and cash to Indiana.


Digest: Mavs have deal with Dirk Nowitzki, will add Seth Curry

The Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with Dirk Nowitzki and a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry.


NIH funds study of Zika infections in U.S. Olympic athletes

Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects.


‘Surge’ of funds to fight Zika virus isn’t materializing

NEW YORK – More than five months after President Barack Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the Zika epidemic, members of Congress went home to Fourth of July barbecues without …


Zika funding fails in Senate as Democrats decry ‘poison pills’

The Senate on Tuesday blocked Republicans’ plan to partially fund President Barack Obama’s request for funding to tackle the Zika virus and attach it to other items Democrats dismissed as …


Officials: Two more Zika virus cases found in King County

Heath officials have confirmed two more cases of Zika virus in King County. That brings the total to four in the county and eight in Washington.


Klay Thompson wants to play in Rio

Not even Zika worries will deter Klay Thompson from playing in the Olympics if asked.


Zika: Spain taking 3,000 bottles of insect repellent to Rio

Spain’s Olympic Committee says 3,000 bottles of insect repellent will be available to its athletes to help them avoid the Zika virus during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


In Brief: Dustin Johnson off to fast start at Memorial with 8-under 64

Dustin Johnson, one of the biggest hitters in golf, took some attention away from the Big Three on Thursday at the Memorial, in Dublin, Ohio.


Honduran mother with Zika gives birth in U.S. to baby with birth defects

A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday.


Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.


Greatest risk to baby in first trimester, early Zika research finds

NEW YORK – As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question …


Zika virus a concern in impoverished Haiti

Doctors and scientists are bracing for the possibility of a wave of rare disorders triggered by Zika in an impoverished country that has faced one public health crisis after another …


Pregnant women in U.S. with Zika spikes on new counting method

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.


In Brief: Cavs down Raptors to stay unbeaten

LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of …


Ask Doctor K: Risk posed by Zika virus hard to predict

DEAR READERS: In a recent column, I discussed new evidence that the Zika virus probably causes a brain birth defect that leads to small heads and brains (microcephaly). This can …


In Brief: Cavs blow out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1

LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by …


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Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding

The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but …


People’s Pharmacy: The best ways to keep mosquitoes from biting

There was a time when Americans really worried about mosquito bites. That’s because during the 18th and 19th centuries, malaria was endemic in large parts of the country. It was …


Aussie athletes to receive condoms touted at combating Zika

Australian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be supplied with condoms which manufacturers say will offer “near complete” antiviral protect against the Zika virus.


Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico

The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month.


Zika virus restrictions affecting Spokane blood bank

The Inland Northwest Blood Center is struggling to maintain an adequate blood supply thanks to new guidelines designed to stop the spread of Zika virus. The blood center, which is …


Officials confirm first Zika virus case in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State health officials say they have confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Washington state. The Washington State Department of Health received confirmation Monday from the …


CDC: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas

U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.