LATEST NEWS: Zika found in saliva, urine in Brazil; U.S. offers sex advice - RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Authorities in Brazil said on Friday Zika has been detected in patients' saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while U.S. officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions.
LATEST NEWS: Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing - RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin.
LATEST NEWS: Injuries at work may increase risk of losing one’s job - (Reuters Health) - Although worker protections are supposed to prevent it, a new U.S. study of nursing home workers finds that within six months of an injury, workers are more likely to lose their jobs.
LATEST NEWS: Condom makers step up to help with Zika effort - (Reuters) - Condom makers including Ansell Ltd are offering to help Zika-affected countries after the first case of the virus being sexually transmitted added to growing concerns over the spread of the disease.
LATEST NEWS: Eating soy may protect against reproductive effects of BPA - (Reuters Health) - Eating soy foods may help protect against reproductive effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in many plastic consumer products and lining the inside of some canned foods, according to a study of women undergoing fertility treatments.
LATEST NEWS: CDC: Link between Zika, microcephaly looks "stronger and stronger" - (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and a birth defect known as microcephaly appears "stronger and stronger" as researchers study whether there is a causal connection, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
LATEST NEWS: Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens - (Reuters Health) - Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike – emotional distress and substance abuse – a recent U.S. study suggests.